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Practising Social Work in a Complex World (2nd Edition)

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16 April 2009

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16 September 2017

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This classic textbook provides the clearest and most authoritative introduction available to working in situations characterised not only by risk and change but also by high pressure to deliver successful outcomes.  Edited...

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This classic textbook provides the clearest and most authoritative introduction available to working in situations characterised not only by risk and change but also by high pressure to deliver successful outcomes.  Edited by three of the leading names in Social Work, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne provide an indispensable guide to successful social work practise.

Its coherent and thoughtful coverage of practice situations involving complexity, tension and uncertainty is uniquely geared to the needs of students in the final stages of their qualifying Social Work course, professionals returning to study, or those simply wishing to deepen their professional understanding.

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Focus on how social work can benefit by integrating the perspectives of service users, carers, other professionals and the wider agency context

Discussion of a range of management skills as versatile tools for all practitioners

Extended exploration of social work research as a professional resource

This is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne

Introduction
What Do We Mean by Integrative Social Work?
PART 1: UNCERTAINTY AND COMPLEXITY IN PRACTICE
What do we mean by Integrative Social Work? (TBC)
Encountering Complexity and Uncertainty
Persistent Oppressions: The Example of Domestic Violence
Risk and Protection: Working With Children and Families
Troubled and in Trouble: Young People, Truancy and Offending
Sexuality
Frailty and Dignity in Old Age
Risk, Rights and Anti-discrimination Work in Mental Health
Social Work with Asylum-seekers
Legal and Illicit Drug Use
PART 2: MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE
Management and Managerialism
Managing the Workload
Partnership Working
Strategic Leadership and Planning
Supervision and Being Supervised
Managing Risk and Decision-making
Managing Finances
Quality Assurance
Change and Continuity in Social Work
PART 3: RESEARCHING SOCIAL WORK
Research Methods for Ethical Practice
Getting Started With a Piece of Research/Evaluation in Social Work
Doing Literature Searches and Reviews
Experiencing Research as a Practitioner
Evaluating Practice
Emancipatory Social Work Research
Developing Social Work Research
Concluding Comment.

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ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK.

LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK.

MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK.

There are also a number of prestigious contributors to this book, bringing experience of teaching and practice from a variety of backgrounds
 

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ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK.

LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK.

MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK.

There are also a number of prestigious contributors to this book, bringing experience of teaching and practice from a variety of backgrounds
 

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