International Social Work: Themes and Perspectives

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Ashgate, Arena, 1999 - Political Science - 194 pages
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The aim of this book is to introduce social workers to some of the themes and perspectives relevant to developing understanding and engaging in social work in an international context. Its goals are to communicate facts about scientific organizations and countries, to convey ideas about the development of the welfare state, to challenge national culture-based assumption about social work roles, to increase knowledge about cross-national or culture-based differences in client groups and to contribute to promoting international communication and activity.

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Karen Lyons is Professor of International Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of East London. Kathleen Manion is Sessional Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of East London. Mary Serine Carlsen is Consultant Social Worker, Northfield Hospice Program.

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