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Social Work : Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession
Dominelli, Lena
Polity Press / Softcover / 2004-03-01 / 0745623832
Social Work
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Social work is facing fundamental changes and challenges. Neo-liberalism, globalization, corporate management and the mixed economy of welfare have transformed the profession by undermining former certainties of practice. 'Clients' have added their own voice to the need for new models of service delivery. Social Work engages with the dilemmas and opportunities emanating from the contested nature of practice. Using a broad range of theories, this book outlines the knowledge, skills and values that enable practitioners to respond more effectively to the demands of working in fluid and constantly changing contexts. Underpinning the approach that it takes is the idea that 'clients' are citizens with social and human rights which have to be respected. This provides the intellectual basis for a practice rooted in the ideas of citizenship, solidarity and reciprocity, thus reformulating the relationship between 'clients' and society.

This important new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the dilemmas and tensions that practitioners are compelled to resolve in their daily work. It will be invaluable for students taking courses in social work, social welfare and applied sociology as well as nursing and health professionals, social work practitioners and policymakers.
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Contents:

Acknowledgments.

Chapter One: Introduction.

Chapter Two: Social Work: A Profession in Changing Contexts.

Chapter Three: Values, Ethics and Empowerment.

Chapter Four: Social work intervention with children and families.

Chapter Five: Social work intervention with older people.

Chapter Six: Social Work with Offenders.

Chapter Seven: Social Work Interventions in Communities.

Chapter Eight: New Directions for Social Work: Interdependence, Reciprocity, Chapter Nine: Conclusions: Social Work: A Force for Change at Individual and Bibliography

About the Author:

Professor of Social and Community Development, Southampton University and Director, Centre for International Social and Community Development. President, International Association of Schools of Social Work

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