What Is Professional Social Work? by Malcolm PayneWhat Is Professional Social Work? by Malcolm Payne

What Is Professional Social Work?

byMalcolm Payne

Paperback | June 15, 2006

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How has the identity of social work and social workers developed over time? What is the nature of contemporary social work compared with other helping professions? How does American social work compare with social work in other countries? Where do the core values of American social work fitinto an international perspective? How can students and practitioners improve their practice and increase social progress?What Is Professional Social Work? gives social workers and other mental health professionals a clear and internationally grounded discussion of the place of social work in multiprofessional care. Filled with practical and accessible tools, this book offers new ways to consider and value a socialworker's specific professional identity within the complex environment of professional practice. Social work educators can use this new book in capstone courses, field work seminars, social work practice courses, courses on international social work, and even introduction to social work and social welfare.Malcolm Payne connects the argument of Modern Social Work Theory and Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care with the analytical perspective and case studies in this book.
Malcolm Payne is the director of psycho-social and spiritual care at St. Christopher's Hospice in London. He is emeritus professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He has been extensively involved in international social work, leading and working on projects to develop social work and social policy in Russia, Chin...
Title:What Is Professional Social Work?Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190615869

ISBN - 13:9780190615864


Editorial Reviews

"I really loved this book. It should be basic reading for all social workers. I will proudly keep it on a shelf and recommend it - It should be required reading every 5 years or so for all social workers, and no student should graduate with an MSW without reading it and discussing it. It hassections that can be used in any social work class, on all levels, and sections that are particularly relevant to courses that have content examining the profession and each of our roles as practitioners" --Jan Bensdorf, New York University