Involving service users and carers in social work education: a consideration of the UK and global perspectives

Gillian MacIntyre, Pearse McCusker

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Abstract

[Book abstract:] Social Work in a Global Context engages with, and critically explores, key issues that inform social work practice around the world.

Social work can take many forms, and is differently understood in different parts of the world. However, at base, it can be seen as a profession which strives to advance the causes of the vulnerable and marginalised with the aim of promoting social justice, equality, and human rights. This text provides examples of social work in a wide range of countries, informing our understanding of what social work is. It looks at how practice changes or stays the same, and at the impact of policy, as experienced by service users as well as by practitioners working in challenging circumstances. It also meaningfully reflects on the strengths and challenges that are enabled by diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges
EditorsGeorge Palattiyil, Dina Sidhva, Mono Chakrabarti
PublisherRoutledge
Pages193-206
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780203111888
ISBN (Print)9780415536073
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Social Work
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • social work policy
  • social work practice
  • carers
  • welfare provision

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