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Social Work Theory and Practice

Deacon, Lesley and Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Social Work Theory and Practice. Mastering Social Work Practice . SAGE Publications, London. ISBN 9781473958708

Item Type: Book


Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can often find challenging. This book will help students understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice across a range of contexts and with different service user groups. It starts off by briefly setting the context, introducing students to the importance of social work theory and its development over the years, before moving on to look at different types of theory across 17 tightly structured chapters. These cover a range of psychological theories, sociological theories, ethics and moral philosophies, political theories and ideologies, and organisational theories.

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Depositing User: Lesley Deacon


Item ID: 6936
ISBN: 9781473958708
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ORCID for Lesley Deacon: ORCID iD
ORCID for Stephen J Macdonald: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 09:56


Author: Lesley Deacon ORCID iD
Author: Stephen J Macdonald ORCID iD

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Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences


Social Sciences > Health and Social Care

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