Using real-life examples, this book enables practitioners and students to consider the ethics and assess the impact of social media on their professional conduct, and their ability to maintain public confidence.
Der Band zeigt das Potenzial ethnografischer Forschung für die Theoriebildung Sozialer Arbeit auf und verdeutlicht dies anhand von Forschungsergebnissen aus unterschiedlichen Arbeitsfeldern. Leitende Perspektiven sind unterschiedliche Herstellungsbedingungen Sozialer Arbeit, wie institutionelle Ordnungen, professionelles Wissen und Handeln sowie Aneignungsprozesse von Adressat_innen. Die Herausgeberinnen kategorisieren die Ergebnisse der ethnografischen Forschungsprojekte in einer beitragsübergreifenden Analyse: Entscheiden in Ungewissheit, Diffusitäten bespielen, Differenzkategorien (be-)nutzen sowie Alltägliches disziplinieren erscheinen als zentrale Modi der Herstellung Sozialer Arbeit.
This book is as a basic primer for maintaining all types of boundaries during the professional relationship, from legal boundaries and policies governing behaviour to rules surrounding confidentiality. The book offers practical advice and suggestions for how to judge boundaries and for how to manage a situation where boundaries have been crossed.
Health Care Social Work examines the ways in which various nations´ health care systems affect one another and provides readers with new information about health care social workers´ efforts within a global context. The book encourages readers to compare the histories, political and social influences, contemporary practices, theoretical foundations, and trends of health care social work within a broad frame of reference.
This thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic textbook from a leading international author, offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context, and combines a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice. Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesises the complex ideas and concepts that characterise social work´s value base. Written with Banks´ trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this book will continue to be an invaluable resource for all students, educators and practitioners of social work.
Few aspects of austerity politics have been as divisive as the `Bedroom Tax´. This book provides a vivid and authoritative assessment of the impact of social housing reform on tenants and society, using personal stories from one estate to explore its connections to issues including housing precarity, poverty and damage to social networks.
´´Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintendedconsequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results. Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert. Systems thinking leader David Stroh walks readers through techniques he has used to help people end homelessness and increase affordable housing, improve public health, strengthen public education and access to early childhood development services, protect child welfare, reform the criminal justice system, resolve identity-based conflicts, and more. The result is a highly readable, effective guide to understanding systems and using that knowledge to get the results you want´´--
The publication takes account of the fundamental developments transforming social work in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century. A European standard of social work has already emerged, but models for future European social work are absent. Therefore the compendium gives an overview of the current transformation process for the first time, discusses the visible and invisible changes and maps out where social work is positioned in the emerging post-welfare states.