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Social Work and Human Services Best Practice

2nd Edition

Edited by Kathy Ellem, Wing Hong Chui, Jill Wilson

Federation Press

272 pages

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Social work and human service practitioners seek to address inequity and injustice and promote social change in many different practice contexts. Social Work and Human Services Best Practice, now in its second edition, offers ideas on ‘best practice’ in the context of a wide range of specialised practice areas. These include work in child protection, youth justice, mental health, healthcare, hospice and palliative care, rural and remote practice and environmental social work. The authors also bring their relevant knowledge from diverse fields and explore work with First Nation people, migrants and refugees, people with a disability, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This book will appeal to both beginning and experienced practitioners, drawing upon the historical background of social issues and presenting ideas for appropriate practice responses within the contemporary service environment.

Table of Contents

1. In Pursuit of the ‘Best’ in Practice: An Introduction Kathy Ellem, Jill Wilson and Wing Hong Chui 2. Child Protection Chris Trotter 3. Youth Justice Wing Hong Chui and Kathy Ellem 4. Mental Health Robert Bland and Noel Renouf 5.Disability Lesley Chenoweth 6.Healthcare Helen Cleak 7.Hospice and Palliative Care Margaret E Hughes 8.Older People Jill Wilson and Cheryl Tilse 9. Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People Mark Hughes 10. Environmental Social Work Margaret Alston 11. Rural and Remote Practice Ros Darracott and Bob Lonne 12. First Nations People Stephen Corporal 13.Migrants and Refugees

About the Editors

Kathy Ellem, PhD is Lecturer in social work and human services in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology