Social Work with Adults: Policy, Law, Theory, Research and Practice (Paperback)
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Short Description for Social Work with Adults Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of adult social workers.
- Published: 15 April 2012
- Format: Paperback 360 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230293847 ISBN 10: 0230293840
- Sales rank: 361,849
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Social 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: a- Outline the policy background; a- Summarize the relevant law; a- Describe the key theories; a- 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.