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Social Work Ideals and Practice Realities


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Social Work Ideals and Practice Realities
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Social work practice is becoming increasingly complex, with social workers struggling to hold onto their ideals and values in a pressurized and challenging social, political and organizational environment. This book provides an analytically coherent approach to the impact of macro, mezzo and micro factors upon practitioners' daily experiences. In taking a positive view of social work's potential and capacity to deliver beneficial services, detailed guidance is offered of cutting edge, creative practice with a variety of user groups.

Author Biography

MARK LYMBERY is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Nottingham. He has 18 years experience of working in local authority social services departments. He has researched and published in the areas of care management, social work education and social work in primary health care. - SANDRA BUTLER was Director of Social Work Studies in the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham until 2000.
Release date NZ
December 5th, 2003
Edited by Mark E. F. Lymbery Edited by Sandra Butler
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
320 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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