Ebook Applying Research In Social Work Practice

Author by : Brian Corby
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : What are the key issues and concerns raised by the debate about making social work more of an evidence-based profession? How is it possible to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of specific research projects? How can research findings be applied in social work practice? In an era where professions are increasingly being questioned and made more accountable for their actions, social workers are required to relate their activities more directly to research findings than ever before. In the modern evidence-based practice debate, there are many claims (and counter-claims) about the benefits of research and about its applicability to social work practice. There are also major disputes about what type of research is most valid to the concerns of social work. This book tackles these debates with a view to clarifying the issues for students and practitioners in social work and social care fields. In particular, the book examines: The political and ideological disputes surrounding the evidence-base debate in social work A wide range of research into social work with children, older people, mental illness and disability The three main paradigms of social research - objectivist, subjectivist and critical How research knowledge can be applied to practice Applying Research in Social Work Practice presents social work students and practitioners with the background to the key current issues relating to social work practice and social research. It also provides guidance on the skills needed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research studies. Finally, it offers help and guidance about how research can actually be applied in practice.


Applying Research Evidence In Social Work Practice

Author by : Martin Webber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. As a result of this, social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take. It is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing research in to every day social work practice: • It explains how to locate and appraise research relevant to social work practice. • It demonstrates how research can be applied to the day-to-day tasks of being a social worker, including assessments, decision-making and interventions. • It includes handy tips and insights from an experienced practitioner, such as finding evidence, balancing a busy caseload and keeping an evidence log. • It discusses how research can be applied in many different social work practice contexts. • It is packed with engaging case scenarios and practice reflection boxes that bring the content to life and enhance readers' learning. Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice equips students and practitioners with the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an evidence-informed practitioner.


Applying Critical Thinking And Analysis In Social Work

Author by : Michaela Rogers
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This highly practical guidebook will help you develop the critical and analytical skills essential to your successful social work education and evidence-informed, reflective practice. Key features include: Theoretical break down and simplification of key theories How to avoid common pitfalls Activities to help you cement your learning Case studies applicable in practice. This will support you right from the very beginning of your programme through to the end of your final placement and into practice.


Ebook Doing Social Work Research

Author by : Roger Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core.


Ebook The Social Work Dissertation Using Small Scale Qualitative Methodology

Author by : Malcolm Carey
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Research is now identified as comprising an integral part of everyday practice within health and social care. The second edition of this popular book equips students and practitioners within social work with the skills and knowledge to effectively undertake research and complete their dissertation. Written in a clear and straight forward way, the book demystifies tasks which may at first seem difficult, such as the literature review or interviews with practitioners, and clarifies the research process by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics include: * Deciding a topic * Setting a research question and clear objectives * The stages followed whilst completing a dissertation * How to undertake a literature review * Analysis and writing up * Ethical issues. This new edition has been fully updated to include more guidance on doing a literature review and literature based research, how the internet can be used to undertake research and more details of ethics and writing up. This book provides an essential guidebook to qualitative research methodology for social work students and practitioners. --P.4 of cover.


Ebook Evidence Informed Practice For Social Work

Author by : Hugh McLaughlin
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Hugh McLaughlin is Professor of Social Work and Head of Faculty Research Degrees at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has written and edited a range of books on social work practice and research. Barbra Teater taught on Social Work courses at the University of Bath and University of Bristol, UK, before assuming her current position as Professor of Social Work, MSW Program Director at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA. She is the bestselling author of An Introduction to Social Work Theories and Practice 2nd edition (2014) and Contemporary Social Work Practice (2014). Providing a user-friendly introduction to Social Work research, this textbook will demystify the most important concepts and show why it is important to embrace evidence-informed practice (EIP). In the face of complex and demanding work, it is crucial not to focus solely on the concept of evidence-based practice but to make use of all the evidence at your disposal and allow this evidence to inform your decisions. This book champions the integration of service user and carer knowledge, along with practitioners’ wisdom and the best research evidence to make a difference for service users. Containing helpful examples of how to apply EIP to practice encounters, as well as a range of further reading and activities to help you to critically reflect on your experience, this book explores how EIP can be used to enhance your effectiveness as a Social Work practitioner, professional and social scientist. Chapters in this textbook explore themes and skills you will need to consider and develop in your practice, including: • Identifying, assessing, and critiquing difference types of ‘evidence’ • Understanding what constitutes research knowledge • Ethical issues in practice and research • Implementation of evidence-informed practice and evaluating your practice • Interprofessional practice and creating evidence-informed cultures Written by experts in the field, this text is essential reading for all Social Work students and qualified practitioners. *** This book forms part of the Social Work Skills in Practice series. The series focuses on key social work skills required for working with children and adult service users, families and carers. The books offer both theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge, alongside the application of skills relevant for day-to-day social work practice. They are an invaluable resource for pre-qualifying students, newly-qualified social workers, academics teaching and researching in the field, as well as social work practitioners, including practice educators, pursuing continuous professional development. *** 'This book is an excellent introduction to the subject for social work students and social workers. It sets out in a very accessible style the ways in which social workers can develop understanding of key features of, and practical ways to make use of, Evidence-Informed Practice, within a real appreciation of the social work role and its values. I would advise all social work students and social workers to read it.' Professor Brian Littlechild PhD, Research Lead, Department of Nursing and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, UK


Ebook The Social Work Portfolio A Student S Guide To Evidencing Your Practice

Author by : Lee-Ann Fenge
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This book guides students through creating their portfolio using practical tips, case studies, action points and activities. Importantly, this book shows students how to evidence certain elements of their practice in their portfolio.


Case Studies In Social Work Practice

Author by : Craig W. LeCroy
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A practical approach to understanding social work concepts in action that integrates theory and practice In this updated edition of the classic social work text, students and instructors have access to real-world demonstrations of how social work theories and concepts can be applied in practice. The case studies in this book bridge the gap between the classroom and the field by allowing students to discover the when, why, and how of social work principles. Brief but comprehensive topic overviews are brought to life by case studies that apply general theories to the work of social work. Each of the book's nine sections cover an essential area of social work, encompassing the micro, mezzo, and macro levels Highly readable explanations are followed by 3-5 case studies relating theory to the living practice of real social workers Topics include Generalist Practice; Family Therapy, Treatment of Adults; and Diversity Approaching each topic from a variety of different theoretical bases, this essential text allow students to learn by concrete example, experiencing social work concepts as they are applied in the profession today.


Ebook Professionalism Social Work Skills In Practice

Author by : Godfred Boahen
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Dr Godfred Boahen is a Policy and Research Officer at the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), UK. Dr Fran Wiles is a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the Open University, UK. What does it mean to be ‘professional’ in social work? Which professional skills and values should you develop as a social worker or student of the field? Can developing self-management help social workers to refine their professional skills? This accessible yet rigorous text, written by authors with extensive social work experience, advances the theory that there is one guiding thread behind the skills and capabilities associated with professionalism: self-management. This novel insight gains its relevance from the fact that social workers are increasingly expected to demonstrate high standards of professionalism when working with service users and colleagues but often lack the support to achieve this end. The authors also show that professionalism entails the deployment of appropriate skills to motivate and empower service users to change problematic behaviours. Whether the reader is a student of social work, working with children and families or with adults, or looking to draw on self-management skills in planning their continuing professional development (CPD), this concise effort offers the reader a rich exploration of professional practice. Divided into theory and practice, the book includes: • Sociological theories on professionalization and the role of values in practice. • Advice for developing self-management, emotional intelligence and self-efficacy through an exploration of evidence-based literature, research notes and case studies. • Guidance on professional social work communication skills, with particular attention to power relations in selecting appropriate communication methods in different contexts and with diverse people. • Safeguarding in the light of professionalism and critical analysis. • Leadership skills, and professional development to achieve leadership within a wider team or agency. *** This book forms part of the Social Work Skills in Practice series. The series focuses on key social work skills required for working with children and adult service users, families and carers. The books offer both theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge, alongside the application of skills relevant to day-to-day social work practice. They are an invaluable resource for pre-qualifying students, newly-qualified social workers, academics teaching and researching in the field, as well as social work practitioners, including practice educators, pursuing continuing professional development.


Ebook Ethics Values And Social Work Practice

Author by : Linda Bell
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : A framework of ethics and values forms the foundation of social workers' professional identities. Ethics and values should shape the way that social workers practice and how they impact upon the lives of the service users they work to support. In a fast-moving world influenced by shifting policy, tight budgets and changing practice standards, students and practitioners need to anchor their understanding of themselves to clear principles for ethical practice. Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice is a brand new text offering students and social work practitioners a contemporary and relevant introduction to the central role of ethics and values in their work. In addition to a grounding in the major trends in ethics applied to social work, this book also provides perspectives on: How to situate ethics and values in social work practice How to understand ethics as part of reflective practice as both student and practitioner How ethics and values link to concepts of power, diversity and social justice The role of ethics and values in interprofessional and partnership working The guiding principles and ethics inherent in relationship-based social work. The book supports student learning by providing: Discussion points to allow time for individual reflection or ethical debates Case studies based on likely scenarios from practice, with reflection points to help social workers engage with the issues raised Chapter summaries and key points for social work practice to reinforce the relevance of your learning to real social work practice A glossary of key terms as a reference for key ethics terms and concepts. Contributors: Pat Cartney, Jean Dillon, Souzy Dracopoulou, Ann Flynn, Alison Higgs, Mina Hyare , Colin Whittington, Margaret Whittington and Tom Wilks “This is an excellent edited reader providing students and practitioners with a grounding in ethics and values whilst linking these to specific practice and the development of professional identity, inclusion and reflective practice. This book will be an essential reader for those in qualifying social work programmes, ASYE staff, practitioners and academics.” Hugh McLaughlin, Professor of Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK “This book provides an exceptional exposé of ethics and values in social work practice. Conceptual clarity and critical presentations of contemporary debates are presented in a systematic text. It is written in an accessible style and the content will prove valuable to social work students, practitioners and researchers alike. This is one of the most comprehensive books on ethics and values in social work practice available in the market.” Professor Lambert Engelbrecht, Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Ebook Contemporary Social Work Practice A Handbook For Students

Author by : Barbra Teater
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This exciting new book provides an overview of fifteen different contemporary social work practice settings, spanning across the statutory, voluntary, private and third sectors. It serves as the perfect introduction to the various roles social workers can have and the numerous places they can work, equipping students with the knowledge, skills and values required to work in areas ranging from mental health to fostering and adoption, and from alcohol and drug treatment services to youth offending. Each chapter provides:An overview of the setting, including the role of the social worker, how service users gain access to the service and key issues, definitions or terms specific to the settingLegislation and policy guidance related to the specific settingThe key theories and methods related to the settingBest practice approaches and the benefits and challenges of working within the settingCase examples illustrating the application of the information to practiceSocial work students will find this an invaluable handbook that they will refer to time and again throughout their education and into their assessed and supported year of employment. Contributors: Mark Baldwin, Jo Bell, Jenny Clifford, Jill Chonody, Clare Evans, Benedict Fell, Alinka Gearon, Issy Harvey, Caroline Hickman, Tony Jeffs, Debbie Martin, Malcolm Payne, Justin Rogers, Sue Taplin, Barbra Teater, John Watson, Michele Winter. "It is an excellent student introduction to this diverse profession. Full of information that provides a thought provoking read." Andrew Ellery, Social Care Professional "This book really is an excellent resource for social work students at an introductory level and for preparation for placement levels. It provides a comprehensive overview of a range of service user groups as well as specific issues such as domestic violence, homelessness and substance use. Each section is structured around the policy and legislative context and includes comment on theory, challenges and anti-oppressive practice with case examples to aid learning. The focus on the settings within which social work is practiced is particularly welcome and provides an essential companion to introductory books which look more at values, professional behaviour and skills. The range of different settings covered provides excellent preparation for students about to start a placement. The sections on rehabilitation of offenders and self-harm highlight topics that are often given less attention but may well be encountered by students on placement. I will certainly be including this book as essential reading for students on introductory and practice preparation modules." Allan Rose, Social Work Lecturer, Brunel University, UK


Ebook Social Work Perspectives On Human Behaviour

Author by : Margarete Parrish
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Using a bio-psychosocial framework, this popular textbook explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why and how we respond in the way we do. This book accessibly explains key concepts including attachment, trauma, developmental psychology and oppression to highlight and enhance social workers' understanding of practice. Thoroughly updated since its popular first edition, the book now includes: A brand new chapter on Attachment More coverage of neurological concepts and their influence on behaviour Expanded material on older people and resilience, crime and violence against black and minority ethnic groups, and domestic violence issuesMore coverage of mental health, alcohol and drugs and their impact on behaviourFully updated to reflect the Munro report and recent social worker task force recommendations, this new edition also includes brand new and additional case studies and pedagogy, making this a practical, insightful and wonderfully comprehensive text suitable for all students of social work. "This second edition is a most inclusive, accessible and fully updated text. It provides a thorough overview of the major theories and concepts and brings these to life with case examples. The inclusion of contemporary issues such as domestic abuse is a welcome feature. I would fully recommend this text to any student studying for a social work qualification." Debbie Thackray, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK "This second edition expands on topics that are vital to good social work practice. The chapters on attachment and trauma are particularly well-written, and speak to topics often overlooked in academic texts. The sections on foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) provide readers with essential knowledge that will enhance practice on many levels. Although this has been written in the context of social work practice, this important book will be compulsory reading for a broad range of students... I consider this an invaluable contribution to any student library." Jill Davey, Framework Lead for Social Work, Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology, Bournemouth University, UK "This is the most useful text I have ever found for teaching social care and youth students the basic explanatory frameworks for human behaviour. It is superbly balanced in that it gives weight to all perspectives and proffers critiques of key theories. It is also very strong in applying theory to practice - a skill which is always difficult to develop in students. Particular areas of strength are the chapters on attachment and mental health/ trauma. The work is an engaging read as it includes some fascinating historical insights and illustrations as well as contemporary case studies. I will certainly recommend it to my students." Gwen Chaney, Course Leader for Social Care & Faculty Lead for Learning and Teaching, University of Gloucestershire, UK


Applying Theory To Generalist Social Work Practice

Author by : Carol L. Langer
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice teaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real world practice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book links theory to practice with clear, concise instruction including a discussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-used theories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengths and limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals, groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includes case studies and first-person contributions from practicing social workers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which different concepts apply. Critical thinking questions help students strengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Tools including a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor's manual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing a single-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagement to termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future social workers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglecting the theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering both skills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macro practice Helps readers understand well-established approaches like strengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered, task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system, cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis, critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between theory and practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in the most effective intervention and most positive outcome for the client. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with a roadmap to the full integration of philosophy and application in social work.


Ebook Critical Analysis Skills For Social Workers

Author by : David Wilkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Dr David Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Dr Godfred Boahen is a Policy and Research Officer at the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), UK. How can social workers develop their critical analysis skills? What role does critical analysis play in the day-to-day activities of a social worker? And can we critically analyse in isolation? The ability to analyse contexts, scenarios and service users through a critical lens is vital to effective social work practice. Despite this, many social workers attempt to analyse situations alone, missing marks of significance. This book, written by two senior academics and practitioners who, at the time, were in the midst of their PhDs, offers a basis step-by-step model that busy social workers can use to develop a more critical and analytical mindset. It shows how analysis can be woven throughout the whole process of social work engagement, resulting in more effective decision-making, more efficient ways of working and, ultimately, better outcomes for social work service users. This is achieved by ways of handy tools, case studies and dilemmas, research summaries, and exercises and reflections points to tackle alone or with a colleague. Topics covered include: What analysis is, and why it is such an important skill in social work practice.The skills that underpin critical analysis, such as time management, planning, critical understanding, logical thinking, research-mindedness, creativity, communication, reflection and hypothesising.The role of emotion and intuition in critical analysis.The importance of supervision and team or supervised analysis. *** This book forms part of the Social Work Skills in Practice series. The series focuses on key social work skills required for working with children and adult service users, families and carers. The books offer both theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge, alongside the application of skills relevant for day-to-day social work practice. They are an invaluable resource for pre-qualifying students, newly-qualified social workers, academics teaching and researching in the field, as well as social work practitioners, including practice educators, pursuing continuous professional development. *** 'A timely and appropriate post-Munro book for social workers at all levels of experience. The chapter on emotion, intuition and critical analysis is a particularly welcome addition to the subject. A really useful book.' Dr Jane Reeves, Director of Studies, M.A. Child Protection, Co-Director Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent, UK


Ebook Social Work Skills And Knowledge A Practice Handbook

Author by : Pamela Trevithick
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Social Work Skills is considered to be a leading text in the field of social work skills and methods, and clearly illustrates how these two are linked, with a grounding in theory and knowledge.


Ebook Understanding Emotions In Social Work Theory Practice And Reflection

Author by : Richard Ingram
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : As a social work student or practitioner it is essential to be able to understand, recognize and critically reflect on your own emotions and those of others. Consciously or unconsciously, emotions play an integral role in day-to-day decision making, assessments and relationship building, and a lack of emotional awareness and understanding can result in poor practice and a failure to think critically. Practical and engaging, this book encourages you to consider the role of emotions in the light of your own experiences and practice contexts. Key topics include: Understanding what emotions are and how they apply to social work practice Recognizing and reflecting upon the emotional content of practice Incorporating emotions in reflective journals, reports, case notes, critical incident analysis and academic writing Understanding the conscious and unconscious emotions at play in your practice and how these can impact upon the development of positive relationships Enhancing understanding of self and the importance of resilience Understanding the role of emotions in supervision, support and reflection In addition, each chapter includes case studies, to make the link between theory and practice, reflective exercises to encourage the reader to consider the discussion from their own contexts and perspectives. There will also be key learning points to summarise the main ideas presented at the end of each chapter. This is an invaluable book for all social work students and early career practitioners aiming to boost their self-awareness and personal wellbeing, and ultimately improve their practice. “This is a timely publication that reinforces the centrality of emotions and emotional intelligence in social work practice – a must read for all aspiring and practising social workers.” Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex, UK “What Understanding Emotions in Social Work does is cuts across all layers of the social work curriculum and indeed the “resistance and lethargy’’ regarding ‘’the role of emotions within social work practice” that Ingram refers to. It affords us with a medium through which to explore the substance of that which causes us to react and provides us with a space in which to learn more about what it means to respond; both to ourselves and to those we engage with. It is a book for anyone involved in professional social work education and practice; one that will become a well-thumbed addition to the discerning practitioner’s library. “ Amanda M L Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, UK “Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory, practice and reflection, highlights the importance of emotion in social work practice. Dr Richard Ingram clearly makes the case that the recognition of, reflection upon, responsiveness to, and regulation of emotion, contributes to effective social work practice, as well as, the development of healthy practitioners and practice environments. This book reinforces how social work is primarily a human interactive and relational practice in which emotion and affect have a pivotal role. I highly recommend Understanding Emotions in Social Work as an essential text for students, social workers, supervisors and managers.” Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue, Head of School of Social Work, Massey University, New Zealand "This is one of those books that you will keep on your desk and look back at time and time again. It is written in a very accessible style and is easily picked up. Dr. Ingram locates emotions within social work practice and guides the reader through a number of case study's and learning activities to explore this concept in-depth. This has been a very helpful text book during my final placement." Darren Gibson, Social Work Student, Dundee University, UK


Essential Theory For Social Work Practice

Author by : Chris Beckett
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. Multiple case studies highlight applied theory in different practice settings and across issues and challenges that students might face, while self-assessment exercises, practice notes, concise chapter summaries and discussion points help to consolidate their understanding. New chapters bring the book right up to date and include Relationship-based Work, The Importance of Language, Political Perspectives and Environmental Intervention. Written by two well-established and expert authors, this is the 'must-have' theory text for all social work students.


Neuroscience For Social Work

Author by : Holly Matto, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Understanding Nursing Research Ebook

Author by : Nancy Burns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.


Social Work Skills And Knowledge A Practice Handbook

Author by : Trevithick, Pamela
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Written for social work students, this handbook describes more than 50 key social work skills. Using case studies and examples, the author demonstrates their creative application in evidence-based practice.


Ebook Working With Conflict In Social Work Practice

Author by : Brian Littlechild
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "In addressing the issue of conflict in a range of social work settings, this accessible text will have a broad appeal. It will be of particular interest to social workers during their education and training and in the early stages of their careers. Clearly written, with the inclusion throughout of reflective exercises and signposts to a broad range of additional material, this book will also be a very valuable resource for social work educators and managers." - Dr Martin Kettle, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK "This is a welcome and valuable contribution to the social work library. It draws on years of accumulated wisdom and practice knowledge to help social work practitioners negotiate the contentious territory of conflict and challenge. These are inevitable features of practice, and the wise and expert guidance that this book offers is only too welcome." - Roger Smith, Professor of Social Work, Durham University, UK "This is a well organised book, written in a clear style. It contains much helpful material to assist social work students, social workers and their managers when dealing with an important aspect of social work practice - conflict as experienced in a wide variety of settings and situations. Sound attention is given to the structural, legal, organisational and individual aspects of conflict in social work, with the helpful provision of extensive references, many key learning points, numerous reflective exercises and constructive recommendations for the use of additional resources." - Stewart Collins, Honorary Research Fellow, Bangor University, UK "In this well written and carefully crafted book the authors have sought to help readers to contextualise conflict, offering advice and guidance about how to respond in ways which are likely to be constructive. The book is a wonderful resource, underpinned by a clear set of values, with helpful exercises to support reflection and learning." - Professor John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, University of Edinburgh, UK "Social workers practice in a liminal place between their employers and people on the margins of society. Littlechild and his colleagues offer sage and practical advice for dealing with challenges across a range of social work fields. Whilst conflict often arouses fear it can be used positively to engender new, emergent ways of being. This positively framed book provides welcome insights and presents these accessibly and confidently. A must for the beginning social worker." - Dr Jonathan Parker, Professor of Society and Social Welfare, Bournemouth University, UK This book offers guidance and practice development strategies for social workers on the causes of, and effective responses to, the many different types of conflicts that they may experience from the classroom to the workplace. In addition, the text sets out the complex, multi¬-layered and sometimes conflicting roles within social work settings, with the balancing of care and control functions, and safeguarding and empowering approaches. Based on evidence of the range, extent and effects of behaviour, the book offers advice on how you can best recognize and work with issues that can cause conflict. These include: •Reluctant service user engagement, resistance, and oppositional behaviours. •Aggression, threats, abuse, and physical violence. •Safeguarding responsibilities for vulnerable people, including in domestic violence and vulnerable adults and children work. •Sexist, disablist, and racist behaviours, or where someone is being negatively targeted, bullied or harassed because of LGBTQ+ status. •Situations where there is poten


Ebook Applied Systems Thinking For Health Systems Research A Methodological Handbook

Author by : Don de Savigny
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Patient safety in health systems has become more and more important as a theme in health research, and so it is not surprising to see a growing interest in applying systems thinking to healthcare. However there is a difficulty – health systems are very complex and constantly adapting to respond to core drivers and fit needs. How do you apply systems thinking in this situation, and what methods are available? National health authorities, international donors and research practitioners need to know the “how-to” of conducting health systems research from a systems thinking perspective. This book will fill this gap and provide a range of tools that give clear guidance of ways to carry out systems thinking in health. These methodologies include: System dynamics and causal loops Network analysis Outcome mapping Soft systems methodology Written by an international team of experts in health research, this handbook will be essential reading for those working in or researching public health, health policy, health systems, global health, service improvement and innovation in practice.


Applying Research Evidence In Social Work Practice

Author by : Martin Webber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. As a result of this, social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take. It is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing research in to every day social work practice: • It explains how to locate and appraise research relevant to social work practice. • It demonstrates how research can be applied to the day-to-day tasks of being a social worker, including assessments, decision-making and interventions. • It includes handy tips and insights from an experienced practitioner, such as finding evidence, balancing a busy caseload and keeping an evidence log. • It discusses how research can be applied in many different social work practice contexts. • It is packed with engaging case scenarios and practice reflection boxes that bring the content to life and enhance readers' learning. Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice equips students and practitioners with the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an evidence-informed practitioner.


Ebook An Introduction To Social Work Practice

Author by : Melanie Parris
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "Melanie Parris provides an excellent introduction to social work, dealing with important aspects of social work values, basic areas of knowledge and vital key skills. Her writing is clear and student-friendly with many examples from practice and encouragement for the reader to develop understanding using active learning." Robert Adams, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Teesside University, UK "This practice focused text clearly draws upon the many years of experience the author has of social work education ... It will be of great help to students who need to integrate theoretical understanding with practical experience and develop core skills. The structure is inclusive and the language accessible. Each chapter has clear learning objectives enabling time pressed learners to focus on particular aspects of professional practice they will encounter in placement." Madeleine Howe, Faculty Head of Quality and Standards, University of Gloucestershire, UK "A very practical and accessible introduction to some of the key concepts and notions which are needed by practitioners in social work. This book helpfully explores the relationship between social work and social care, setting social work in a broader context ... It addresses a spectrum of relevant issues such as communication, collaboration and working with service users whilst encouraging more critical and analytical thinking with a wealth of 'Pause for Thought' exercises." Georgina Koubel, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK This practical workbook is written for social work students and includes both theory and a range of exercises, providing a good foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need for successful practice learning. A variety of active learning features are integrated throughout the book. These are designed to be worked through in sequence, so that the knowledge and skills gained are steadily developed and consolidated. The four key sections cover:Skills for learning and studying in social work - including setting up study groups, developing a creative approach to learning, making the best use of time and key concepts such as reflection and critical thinking.Social work values - includes a unique personal narrative linking the experiences of disability with developments in the way society views disabled people, the development of the social model of disability and relevant legislation. Key social work values and codes of practice are also explored along with meaningful service user and carer participation.Communication and interpersonal skills - why they are important, what communication skills are and different forms of communication – with a look at the skills required for specific situations with service users. Professionalism in social work - explores the meaning of professionalism and how it applies to social work, plus the key elements of professional behaviour including how to behave professionally and handle emotions including stress. Importantly, the book also looks at working in teams and with other professions, how to use supervision effectively to enhance professional development, keeping safe and strategies for managing risk to self. An appreciation of the needs and views of service users is integrated throughout the book, with contributions from a carer, a student and a social work practitioner.


Ebook Critical Reflection In Health And Social Care

Author by : Sue White
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "... the book makes an excellent contributionto the library of those keen to delve further intothe realm of critical reflection, understand variousinterpretations of interdisciplinary practices, anduse these to aid their own and others’ professionalpractice, exploration and development." Learning in Health and Social Care How can professionals reflect critically on the aspects of their work they take for granted? How can professionals practise with creativity, intelligence and compassion?What current methods and frameworks are available to assist professionals to reflect critically on their practice?The use of critical reflection in professional practice is becoming increasingly popular across the health professions as a way of ensuring ongoing scrutiny and improved concrete practice - skills transferable across a variety of settings in the health, social care and social work fields. This book showcases current work within the field of critical reflection throughout the world and across disciplines in health and social care as well as analyzing the literature in the field. Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care reflects the transformative potential of critical reflection and provides practitioners, students, educators and researchers with the key concepts and methods necessary to improve practice through effective critical reflection. Contributors: Gurid Aga Askeland, Andy Bilson, Fran Crawford, Jan Fook, Lynn Froggett , Sue Frost, Fiona Gardner, Jennifer Lehmann, Marceline Naudi, Bairbre Redmond, Gerhard Reimann, Colin Stuart, Pauline Sung-Chan, Carolyn Taylor, Susan White, Elizabeth Whitmore, Angelina Yuen-Tsang.


Introduction To Research E Book

Author by : Elizabeth DePoy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Learn the latest healthcare and human service research methods! Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 6th Edition helps bridge the gap between research and practice by giving you a solid foundation for critiquing your own work. This easy-to-read guide covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. Plus, the 6th edition has been updated to include contemporary references, an expanded discussion of big data, updated research methods, and more! Comprehensive coverage of research designs helps you to further understand how to apply these methods to healthcare and human service settings. Detailed coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies offer a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter. NEW! Contemporary, practice examples give you a highly relevant understanding of today’s changing health and human service environments. NEW! In-depth analysis of big data and data analytics expands your understanding of how to apply these numbers to health and human service research. NEW! More emphasis on technology in research and research informed practice ensures you understand the latest methods available to you. NEW! Expanded discussion of naturalistic methods improve your ability to understand and integrate varying methods. NEW! Updated research methods, strategies, and references provide you with the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.


Ebook Professional Writing Skills For Social Workers 2e

Author by : Louise Frith
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This accessible book aims to help social workers write clearly, accurately and objectively in all contexts, so that they can communicate effectively with multiple audiences. The book gives social workers practical guidance and advice on how to write unambiguously, efficiently and analytically, demonstrating how important writing skills are to the professional identity of social workers. Topics covered include: •Techniques for planning and organising your writing •A refresher on grammar rules to enable you to write with clarity •Viewing critical writing as part of the process of decision making and thinking •Guidance on using professional anti-oppressive language and vocabulary appropriate to different audiences •Advice on all communication types, including emails, letters, case notes, reports, funding applications, text messages and social media •Information on the legal frameworks you need to be aware of when recording events, conversations and recommendations Each chapter contains exercises and examples of good analytical writing, to help writers to develop their own competence. Case studies drawn from real scenarios relate the skills being discussed directly to practice. This book is an indispensable manual for all social work students, newly qualified social workers and experienced professionals who want a practical guide to improving their writing. Communication, including writing skills, is an essential aspect of effective social work practice. Taking a practical and reflective approach, this text covers the foundations of professional writing in social work. Writing matters, and this text serves as a useful resource to engage in and master effective writing skills for social work students all the way to seasoned social work practitioners. Barbra Teater, Professor of Social Work, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA This book forms part of the Social Work Skills in Practice series. The series focuses on key social work skills required for working with children and adult service users, families and carers. The books offer both theoretical and evidence-informed knowledge, alongside the application of skills relevant for day-to-day social work practice. They are an invaluable resource for pre-qualifying students, newly-qualified social workers, academics teaching and researching in the field, as well as social work practitioners, including practice educators, pursuing continuous professional development. Louise Frith is a Student Learning Advisor at the University of Kent, UK, specialising in writing skills and writing for academic purposes. She teaches across disciplines, including working with students on the BA and MA social work programmes. Ruben Martin is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Kent, UK and a freelance Practice Educator and Consultant. He has also authored Teamworking Skills for Social Workers, in this Social Work Skills in Practice series.


Social Work Law

Author by : Alison Brammer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson Higher Ed
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Description : 'This detailed and informative textbook's articulate, precise and accessible style allows students to grasp the basics of social work law. As such, it should be required reading for all student social workers.' Dr Kenneth McLaughlin, Manchester Metropolitan University “This is an excellent social work law text, which … has been my core text for my teaching for 14 years. It is an excellent resource in terms of identifying case law …and [for] exercises/case studies that can be used to support teaching.” Lee Sobo-Allen, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Leeds Beckett University Develop and expand legal skills using knowledge and practice Social Work Law, 5th Edition, by Alison Brammer is the market leading textbook for social work students and practitioners alike. It serves as a comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to the legal framework in the context of good social work practice for any student or social worker. It provides a good understanding of the relevant law and practice essential for social workers operating within tight legal processes, to discharge their powers properly. The author provides a balanced account of the law as applied to children, families, and vulnerable adults. Social Work Law uses a range of learning tools to help reinforce your understanding of the law in practice: · Learning objectives at the start of each chapter help structure your study · Talking points in each chapter identify areas of debate for discussion · Exercises and case studies offer a problem based learning application of the law · End of chapter summaries identify the key points from each topic · Further reading sections and website references encourage you to explore the area further · Legal Skills for working in court and other aspects of the social work role help to demystify the law and encourage students and social workers to embrace law as part of their career long professional development This edition has been fully updated to take account of new legislation and case law as well as commentary on proposals for reform. Additional cases, self-test questions and answers to the exercises are available on a companion website at: go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources Alison Brammer is a solicitor and Professor in the School of Law, Keele University. Her specialist interests are Social Work Law, Family and Child Law and Safeguarding. Alison has spoken at national and international conferences, is heavily involved with training work for Social Services Departments, and is Legal Editor of the Journal of Adult Protection. Pearson, the world’s learning company.