The strategic importance of hospital social work
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) The strategic importance of hospital social work. SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL SCIENCES REVIEW, 6 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 0953-5225Full text not available from this repository.
Hospital based social work concerned with physical health remains marginalised in analysis of practice. However, this article presents evidence of its strategic importance - as social work - in contributing to a more equitable experience of health in Britain. The constraints it faces in making such a contribution - notably, inadequate resourcing, conservative tendencies within practice and a disadvantageous organisational position are then explored. Finally, current developments within local authorities, social services departments and hospital social work itself which offer hospital social work a chance to realise its potential, are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL SCIENCES REVIEW|
|Publisher:||WHITING BIRCH LTD|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-31|
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