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Modernising social work: Critical considerations

John Harris and Vicky White (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners, or managers. ... More


Down and out: Poverty and exclusion in Australia

Peter Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428394
eISBN:
9781447302155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation, and social ... More


Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods That Matter

Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447329367
eISBN:
9781447329480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The purpose of this edited book is to make the case for why the social sciences are more relevant than ever before in helping governments solve the wicked problems of public policy. It does this ... More


Doing research application

Ian Shaw

in Research and the Social Work Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter looks at several ways in which social work can be understood as being concerned with applying what people know — the application of methods and information for the solving of problems in ... More


Fitness to practise panels: the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

John Martyn Chamberlain

in Medical Regulation, Fitness To Practice and Revalidation: A critical introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447325444
eISBN:
9781447325543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325444.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter outlines recent developments in the fitness to practice hearings where complaints are made against doctors. It traces the introduction of the medical practitioner tribunal service as a ... More


Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Wendy Russell, Stuart Lester, and Hilary Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447330035
eISBN:
9781447330080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330035.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

This book presents a collection of research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and US who were also students, graduates and staff on the University of ... More


Practising the field

Matej Blazek

in Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter adopts a reflexive approach to fieldwork and provides an account of how field practices shaped the research questions, settings, process of knowledge generation and impact. The chapter ... More


The focus on practitioners and the wider workforce

Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

in Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447300335
eISBN:
9781447311690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter widens the history from consideration of specialists to outline key changes from 2005 for public health practitioners from all backgrounds, as well as the attention given to others in ... More


What the doctor ordered: the Audit Commission's case study of general practice fundholders

David Wainwright and Michael Calnan

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

General Practitioner (GP) fundholding originated in the belief that a quasi-market mechanism would lead to the more efficient and effective use of health care resources. The model was implemented and ... More


Managing to be professional? Team managers and practitioners in modernised social work

Tony Evans

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the origins of the characterisation of managers as creatures of managerialism. Within the critical literature examining the impact of managerialism on social services, managers, ... More


Trust relations and changing professional governance: theoretical challenges

Michael Calnan and Rosemary Rowe

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers how and why trust relations may be changing in the illustrative context of new forms of governance in the UK — presenting in the process a theoretical framework for explaining ... More


Conclusion: taking forward the debate

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann

in Public health ethics and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421029
eISBN:
9781447303114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the ethical issues in public health and policy making. It draws together the various arguments in the book and reflects on what further work ... More


Ethics and euthanasia

Clive Seale

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Public support for laws that allow medical practitioners to end life by active measures has risen in recent years, but the medical profession in the UK has been reluctant to endorse this development. ... More


Confidentiality in practice: non-Western perspectives on privacy

Ian Harper

in Private and confidential?: Handling personal information in the social and health services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349064
eISBN:
9781447303077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349064.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter draws on the author's experiences as a medical practitioner and researcher in Nepal to reflect on the idea of ‘confidentiality’ both from an interdisciplinary perspective and in the ... More


Commentary from a practitioner perspective

Sigurd Reimers

in Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter illustrates commentaries on the cases of direct social work with the children from the previous chapters from a practitioner's perspective. It talks about the issues of separation and ... More


Rationalising family intervention projects

Sadie Parr and Judy Nixon

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

As part of New Labour's drive to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB), the UK government launched a ‘new approach to the most challenging families’ involving a national roll-out of 53 ‘Family ... More


Conceptualising needs and evaluating risk

Nicky Stanley, Bridget Penhale, Denise Riordan, Rosaline S. Barbour, and Sue Holden

in Child protection and mental health services: Interprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344274
eISBN:
9781447301707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores the ways in which the professionals surveyed in the research conceptualised mothers' mental health needs. It aims to compare practitioners' views with those of the mothers that ... More


Commentary from a practitioner perspective

Rosemary Gordon

in Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents commentaries on the cases of direct social work with the children presented in the previous chapters from a practitioner's perspective. It suggests that Patrick Lonergan failed ... More


Doctors on an edge: a cultural psychology of learning and health

Linden West

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter's analysis is derived from in-depth, longitudinal, collaborative and auto/biographical research among twenty five general practitioners (GPs) or family physicians, working in demanding ... More


Making policy analysis doable and reflexive

Robert Hoppe

in The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Narrowing the perspective to the puzzle aspect of problem framing and structuring, this chapter addresses the historical development of policy analysis. It shows how policy analysis had to radically ... More


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