The law of NHS continuing healthcare is vital in deciding whether adults in long-term care get full NHS funding, or have to fund themselves. This essential guide through the NHS legal maze provides information for health and social care practitioners, who need to make well-informed, well-judged decisions for the care of patients and service users.
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 350 key theories, theorists and concepts in a concise and no-nonsense way. Careful cross-referencing will help students make important connections, while selected further reading will prove you with a springboard to further learning.
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 60 key skills in a concise and no-nonsense way. Test your knowledge and how to apply skills in practice with Skills in Action, Stop, Reflect and Top Tips boxes.
Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this dip in and out of guide introduces students to over 300 key laws, legal terms, and legal processes in a concise and no-nonsense way. I t covers all areas of social work practice, ensuring students have the knowledge they need to apply the law with confidence.
Familiarity with law, legislation and legal processes is fundamental to sound social work practice. This book helps social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.
This book will equip Social Work students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to produce first-rate written assignments. Students are taken through the core stages of working on an assignment, from planning the task and reading and note-making through to finding and evaluating sources, drafting a text, and editing and proofreading.
This fully updated edition of an essential introductory text offers a concise guide to the key structures and concepts in social policy and is designed to work in partnership with unique, innovative digital content that adds depth and provides a truly integrated way of learning.
This insightful book discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of family group conferences into a single text.
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.
This book reviews different types of teams and explores the dynamics present when people work together, the roles individuals play and the skills necessary for effective teamworking. This book will be suitable for both pre- and post-qualifying social work students.
Analysis is a critical skill for social workers, yet it is a skill that many practitioners find very difficult. This book helps social workers to improve their analysis skills by offering a very basic, step-by-step model to develop an analytical mindset.
This book offers students a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of communication needed for effective practice. It takes the key theories and explains them in a systematic and practice-related way, to help undergraduate and postgraduate students develop a critical understanding of the subject.
Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish - even in the context of ongoing crises.
Informed by the author's original research, this engaging book uses a core set of powerful practice examples to demonstrate how complex ethical dilemmas can arise in everyday practice. Through detailed analysis of these examples, the book explores how social workers ought to consider right and wrong in practice, to arrive at ethical solutions.
This new edition offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to developing people skills. Written in an accessible and engaging style by leading author Neil Thompson, it is an essential read for students and practitioners of social work and all other helping professions.
It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.
This new and fully updated edition of a hugely popular textbook is a practical and user-friendly guide that lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as a reference tool.
Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just doing things the right way.
Written by a collection of experts in the field, this important new text provides a critical and constructive analysis of the ways in which service users and carers engage with health and social care services.
This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.
In this ground-breaking text book, bestselling author Neil Thompson turns his attention to the question of 'What does it mean to be truly professional in the field of social work?'
Notions of professionalism in social work have changed over time.
With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.