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Understanding Social Work (4th Edition)

Preparing for Practice

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Palgrave

Pages: 240
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Paperback - 9781137497093

18 May 2015

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17 May 2015

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Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, Understanding Social Work reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. This popular text continues to offer an...

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Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, Understanding Social Work reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. This popular text continues to offer an excellent foundation for readers for anyone wanting a better understanding of the social work role.

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Ideal preparatory text for those considering a career in social work, students just starting their degree and in preparation for the first placement
Bestselling social work author with excellent reputation
A popular and enduring text provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the nature of social work
Focuses on the challenges of achieving good practice and reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy
Covers legal and policy base of social work; as well as the knowledge, skills and values involved; and the challenges and pitfalls practitioners face

1. Making Sense of Social Work
2. The Legal and Policy Context
3. The Knowledge Base
4. The Skills Base
5. The Value Base
6. Achieving Good Practice
7. Facing the Challenge
8. Conclusion
Guide to Further Learning
Appendix: Internet Resources.

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Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker.

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Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker.

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