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What is Social Work? By Nigel Horner

What is Social Work? by Nigel Horner

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This book provides a good general overview of social work, and looks at the skills needed to meet the requirements of practice. It is aimed at student social workders and people considering a career in social work or social care.

What is Social Work? Summary

What is Social Work?: Context and Perspectives by Nigel Horner

The book is written for student social workers who are beginning to develop their skills and understanding of the subject in order to meet the requirements for practice, and for people considering a career in social work or social care. It will also assist students undertaking a range of social and health care courses in further education such as nurses, occupational therapists and other health care professionals.

About Nigel Horner

Nigel Horner is Head of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, where he teaches social work history, theory and methods, residential child care and ageing and older people. He began working in a London Borough Children's Home in 1972, before studying Sociology at Durham University. After a period as a Community Worker, he qualified in Social Work from Glasgow University in 1980, and thereafter worked in Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Fostering and Youth Offending settings. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy.

Table of Contents

Introduction and the core themes Beginnings of social work: 'the comfort of strangers' Social work with children, young people and families Social work with people with learning disabilities Social work and mental health Social work and older people Formalising social work as a profession Current services, practices and issues Concluding remarks

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What is Social Work?: Context and Perspectives by Nigel Horner
Used - Very Good
SAGE Publications Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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