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The Organisational Context of Human Service Practice - Elizabeth Ozane

The Organisational Context of Human Service Practice


Published: 8th October 2012
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This book provides an up-to-date analysis of contemporary challenges in the environment of human services in Australia. It reviews current theorising about organisations exploring new areas of theory development and their application to human services.

Several new areas are explored relating to technology development in the human services; the emergence of new hybrid organisational forms; the notion of human service work as both knowledge work and 'emotional labour'; the issue of organisational ethics; exploration of the concept of the learning organisation; and new methods for evaluating the organisational performance and social impact of human service organisations.

This book provides an updated and contemporary analysis of the challenges currently being confronted by workers in human services in Australia; the book draws on contemporary theory and research as well as providing practical knowledge and strategies.

Chapter 1 The changing context of human service practice; Chapter 2 Contemporary theoretical perspectives on HSO; Chapter 3 The environment of HSO; Chapter 4 Setting organisational directions; Chapter 5 The changing technology of HSO; Chapter 6 The structure of HSO; Chapter 7 Clients and consumers in HSO; Chapter 8 The worker in the HSO; Chapter 9 Change in HSO; Chapter 10 Evaluating performance and outcomes in HSO; Chapter 11 Conclusion

ISBN: 9781420256390
ISBN-10: 1420256394
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 8th October 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1