A consideration of the nature and purpose of mental health social work

Goemans, Robert (2012) A consideration of the nature and purpose of mental health social work. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 16 (2). pp. 90-96. ISSN 2042-8308

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20428301211232504

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Purpose: This paper aims to provide an analysis of the mental health social work role, its contribution to social inclusion, and its ability to translate this into practice.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper considers national policy, research and theory to consider the nature of social work and the mental health system.
Findings: While social work is ideally placed to challenge the biomedical model and promote social inclusion, organisational and other failings would appear to seriously undermine its ability to do so.
Originality/value: The paper considers some important issues facing social work and mental health, and raises points for thought and discussion
Keywords: social work, social care, mental health, social inclusion, personalisation, recovery
Classification: Conceptual paper / Viewpoint

Keywords:mental health, social work
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:6284
Deposited On:25 Oct 2012 16:13

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