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Social Welfare and Social Value : The Role of Caring Professions - Richard Hugman

Social Welfare and Social Value

The Role of Caring Professions

By: Richard Hugman, Jo Campling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 1998
ISBN: 9780333645741
Number Of Pages: 256

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Changes in ideas about social welfare have required caring professions to adapt their practices in ways which have challenged their underlying values and their relationships with service users. Focusing on nursing, remedial therapy and social work, this book examines core social values expressed through policy. The implications of these ideas for the caring professions in social welfare are explored, as are important questions about the use of industrial and commercial metaphors in health and human services.

'This book is an excellent exploration of how developing social care policy and practice relate to social values. In particular, it examines the basis for professional values, principles and morals for social work, nursing and the remedial therapies.' - Kish Bhatti-Sinclair, British Journal of Social Work '...an engaging and thought-provoking book that raises issues of great contemporary relevance...' - Robert Pinker, Community Care

Preface and Acknowledgements
The Values of Social Welfare
Values in Policy and Practicep. 5
Values Revisited: Need, Citizenship and Responsibilityp. 30
The Role of Professional Valuesp. 54
The Commodification of Social Welfare
Producing Social Welfarep. 85
Professionals as Producersp. 109
Service Users as Consumersp. 135
The Professions in Social Welfare
Reshaping Relations in Social Welfarep. 165
The Future of Professionalismp. 188
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780333645741
ISBN-10: 033364574X
Series: Policy and Practice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.8 x 21.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1