Religion, Belief and Social Work

Religion, Belief and Social Work Making a Difference - Social Work in Practice Series

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This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the "Social Work in Practice" series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading not only for social work students, but also for practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.

Book information

ISBN: 9781861349811
Publisher: Policy Press
Imprint: Policy Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 361.32
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 358g
Height: 240mm
Width: 170mm
Spine width: 12mm