What can we learn about social work assessment from the textbooks

Crisp, B, Anderson, M, Orme, J and Green Lister, P 2006, 'What can we learn about social work assessment from the textbooks', Journal of Social Work, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 337-359.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title What can we learn about social work assessment from the textbooks
Author(s) Crisp, B
Anderson, M
Orme, J
Green Lister, P
Year 2006
Journal name Journal of Social Work
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 337
End page 359
Total pages 22
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Although often criticized for inadequacies, textbooks are both highly influential and a readily available source of information about contemporary thinking in social work theory and practice. As part of a series of studies about facilitating learning and teaching about assessment in social work, the authors have been conducting a review of how this professional task is presented in textbooks which are currently known to be used in programmes of social work education in the UK. Relevant chapters of each of the selected textbooks were subjected to an in-depth analysis in order to determine how assessment was understood, assessment processes, relevance to the UK practice context and evidence bases.
Subject Social Work not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1468017306071180
Copyright notice © 2006 SAGE publications
ISSN 1468-0173
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