Rural Social Work in the 21st Century by Michael R. DaleyRural Social Work in the 21st Century by Michael R. Daley

Rural Social Work in the 21st Century

byMichael R. Daley

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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Despite current population movement towards urban areas, rural people remain a significant yet under-served population. According to the most recent statistics, 19% of the US and 20% of the Canadian populations reside in rural areas. These communities share a rich and distinctive culture, butalso face specific problems including higher rates of poverty, increased rates of obesity and other chronic health problems, and decreased access to health coverage and social services. For any social worker to provide competent assistance to these communities it is essential that they comprehendboth the culture of rural peoples and the specific problems they face. This book provides a survey of the many issues related to rural social work organized around the major content areas of the social work curriculum. The author addresses a wide range of practice issues including culture andbehavior, diversity, social policy, and ethics of work.
Michael R. Daley (MSW, University of Houston; PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison) is professor of social work at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He was formerly director of the school of social work at Stephen F. Austin State University and social work program director at the University of South Alabama. He served as presi...
Title:Rural Social Work in the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615567

ISBN - 13:9780190615567


Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent and relevant book about rural social work. It is very well written and engaging. The author delivers a comprehensive examination of rural social work issues with a consistent application of theory to practice throughout. The use of rural stories and scenarios, inparticular, will provide student readers with valuable insights into contemporary rural realities. " --Raven Sinclair, University of Regina (Saskatoon)