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Writing Skills for Social Workers

Writing Skills for Social Workers

The only book on the market to consider writing skills in the context of social work.

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ISBN 9781473969179
Barcode 9781473969179
Published 15 April 2019 by SAGE Publications Inc
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Healy, Karen
By Mulholland, Joan
Series Social Work in Action Series
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ISBN-13 9781473969179
ISBN-10 1473969174
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication Date 15 April 2019
International Publication Date 13 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) By Healy, Karen
By Mulholland, Joan
Series Social Work in Action Series
Category Writing & Editing Guides
Social Work
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 242mm
Weight 480g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Communication in social work, Written communication, Report writing
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 808.0663613
Catalogue Code 907353

Description of this Book

Social work students are required to communicate in writing across a variety of practice methods and contexts and this book has been designed to help them develop the skills to do this with confidence during their qualifying degree and throughout their professional career. The book covers a wide range of writing skills, including writing up case-notes, report writing, writing proposals, completing a literature review, writing journal articles and successful funding applications. New content includes: * new material on confidentiality and the use of encryption * reference to recent changes to regulation and new material on the pressures of staying up-to-date with new technology * extended coverage of collaborative writing and group working skills * up-to-date references, further reading and links to professional standards and CPD.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Effective, clear and communicative writing skills is a highly skilled and intellectual activity for social workers. This 3rd edition of Healy and Mulholland's Writing Skills for Social Workers continues to acknowledge and resource students, teachers and practitioners with valuable techniques, tools and practices to be effective communicators. Written in a clear and engaging style this new, revised and updated edition will continue to be a valuable reference text for all practitioners who want to enhance their effectiveness and bringing about positive outcomes by utilising effective writing and communication skills. -- Carolyn Noble
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Professor Karen Healy is a social work educator and researcher based at The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. She has written five books in the field of social work including works on theory for practice and social work methods and skills. Professor Healy has also written numerous journal articles in a broad range of social work and social policy topics including: professional practice; international comparison of child welfare systems; workforce issues and professional recognition. Professor Healy conducts professional writing workshops with social workers and is involved in research and evaluation of social work practice and social policies. Associate Professor Joan Mulholland has researched and taught at the universities of London and Queensland over a long period and is currently an Honorary Researcher at the School of English Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland. She has published on language skills in a range of practice such as business, health and social work, and on the persuasive tactics which can help all professional writers and speakers achieve their goals. She has always been concerned that, in the changing world of professional practice of all kinds, people can enhance their communication efficiency with the range of different people they will meet in their working lives.

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