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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social work is a profession that is increasingly involved with issues which have a global dimension. This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed. Areas covered include: - Analysis of ´International social work´ - Globalisation and indigenisation - Social justice and human rights - Poverty and livelihoods - Ecological issues - Migration - Education, theory, research and practice - Social work in different settings - Religion and spirituality - Responses to disasters and conflicts - Life course perspectives - Regional perspectives - Future directions With a truly international range of contributions, the Handbook incorporates perspectives from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and the Americas. It will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and academics working in the fields of social work, social welfare, human services, and community development worldwide, as well as service providers and policy makers in the international arena.
A collection of social work case studies from frontline social workers, emphasising the importance of the job and providing everyday solutions to real problems faced. Includes reflective learning points and supporting case law. Essential reading for all frontline adult social work and mental health practitioners.