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    DescriptionSocial workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the adult social work field. Focused on four major themes - personalization, mental health, substance use, old age - the book brings together expert commentators to: Outline the policy background; Summarize the relevant law; Describe the key theories; Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged service users. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

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    Social Work with Adults
    Policy, Law, Theory, Research and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Martin Brett Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 634 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230293847
    ISBN 10: 0230293840

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    LC classification: HV245 .S625 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    6 figures, 3 black & white tables
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
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    Author Information
    Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he was the founding Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Work. He is the author of seven books and more than a hundred scholarly papers. He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work and The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, now in its third edition. His text, The Essential Social Worker, also in its third edition, was based on the UEA course on social work in society, which he taught for twenty years. His most recent authored text, Doing a Successful Research Project, has sold over 8,500 copies since publication in 2007.
    Review quote
    'Where social work should be going.' - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University, UK 'A book that can be easily accessed at any chapter, containing many rich insights that will reward frequent return.' - Andy Mantell, Lecturer, University of Chichester, UK 'A uniquely systematic approach.' - Matthew Gough, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: SOCIAL WORK AND THE PERSONALISATION AGENDA Introduction; M.Bamber The Emergence and Development of the Personalisation Agenda; J.Leece Law on Personalisation; S.Braye & A.Brammer Conceptualisation and Theory Building in Personalisation; S.Hunter & M.Titterton Personalisation: What the Research Tells Us; G.MacIntyre Personalisation in Practice; M.Bamber, J.Brooks, S.Cusack, J.Edwards, M.Gardner, K.Gridley, L.Howard, N.Marshall, L.Salmon & J.Wood PART II: SOCIAL WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH Introduction; M.Webber Social Policy and Mental Health Social Work; M.Webber & J.Nathan Mental Health Law and Social Work; N.Gould & D.Martin Theory in Mental Health Social Work; J.Tew What Research Findings Tell Social Workers about their Work in Mental Health; S.Evans & P.Huxley Social Work Practice in Mental Health; C.Leah PART III: SOCIAL WORK AND SUBSTANCE USE Introduction; M.McCann Social Policy and Substance Use; S.Galvani & A.Thurnham The Legal Foundations of Social Work in the Field of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; M.Preston-Shoot A Theoretical Perspective on Social Work and Substance Use; D.Forrester & A.Hutchinson Social Work Research and Substance Misuse; D.Forrester, G.Glynn & M.McCann Working with People who Use Substances; S.Galvani & S.Wadd PART IV: SOCIAL WORK AND OLD AGE Introduction; J.Parker The Place that Social Policy Plays in Shaping the Social Context of Older People; T.Gilbert & L.Powell The Legal Foundations and Requirements for Social Work with Older People; A.McDonald Landscapes and Portraits: Using Multiple Lenses to Inform Social Work Theories of Old Age; J.Parker What Research Tells Social Workers about Their Work with Older People; P.Clarkson Social Work with Older People; R.Jones Index