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Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice

Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice

by Martin Webber


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This key textbook explores how good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. Social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take and it is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this text book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing research in to every day social work practice.

This is essential reading for any one taking a research module on Social Work programmes, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or practitioners wishing to advance their own practise and deliver the best possible service they can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137276100
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 493,780
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Martin Webber is Anniversary Reader in Social Work and Director of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research at the University of York, UK

Table of Contents

PART I.- 1. Applying Research Evidence In Social Work Practice: Seeing Beyond Paradigms; M.Webber And S. Carr.- 2. Locating Evidence For Practice; P. Ross.- 3. Appraising The Quality Of Evidence; S. Carr And L. Bosk.- 4. Using Evidence To Inform Assessments; M. Hardy.- 5. Using Evidence To Inform Decision-Making; T. Evans.- 6. Using Research Evidence In Practice: A View From The Ground; V. Hart.- PART II.- 7. Safeguarding Children; K. Broadhurst And A. Pithouse.- 8. Working With Looked After Children; R. Sen.- 9. Working With Young People With Additional Needs; S. Walker.- 10. Working With People Who Experience Alcohol And Other Drug Problems; W. Livingston And S. Galvani.- 11. Working With People With Mental Health Problems; N. Gould And T. Lochhead.- 12. Working With Disabled People; H. Morgan.- 13. Working With Offenders; D. Smith.- 14. Working With Older People; J. Manthorpe.- 15. Increasing The Synergy Between Research And Practice In Social Work; M.Webber

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This excellent book provides an incredibly useful introduction to and overview of key debates about evidence based and evidence informed practice in social work and numerous insights into the application of evidence to different areas of practice. It manages to critically analyse key concepts and research knowledge while remaining accessible and deeply relevant to practice and is a key text for students, practitioners, academics and policy makers.' – Harry Ferguson, Professor of Social Work, University of Nottingham, UK

'This new volume is a mature and sophisticated application of the model of evidence-based practice (EBP) to the field of social work. It provides a balanced, nuanced and constructive presentation of EBP and how it may be helpful to students and practitioners in a wide array of service arenas. It is most highly recommended.' - Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor and Former Dean, College of Social Work, Florida State University, USA

'It is imperative that social workers practice is evidence based and in turn informs evidence. Martin Webber's book is an important and valuable contribution to improving the quality and standards of practice and most importantly ensuring that social workers practice contributes to achieving the best outcomes for the people we serve.' - Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, England, in the Department of Health

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