Category Archives: Empowerment

A victory of rule rigidity and risk management over compassion and common sense

Last week there was  a 92 year lady on the ward who was unable to stand but wanted to go home where she lived alone. I was requested to do a Guardianship application even though she was cognitively sound. I … Continue reading

Posted in Empowerment, Ethical issues, Service entry

Inclusivity and the ethics committee

How is your ethics committee dealing with inclusive research? Social work is a social justice project and in our teaching we alert our students to structural factors in our cultures and societies when they have limiting implications for the opportunities … Continue reading

Posted in Empowerment, Ethical issues, Research, Vulnerable populations

Practising Social Inclusion

A Book Review Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson Routledge, New York, 2014 311 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-53107 $48.75 (paperback) This is where the left right divide often pivots. Should we bother with the wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Independent thought and political action in social work practice

A Book Review Social Work Practice: a conceptual framework USCHI BAY South Yarra, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 182 pp., ISBN 9780420256611 $59.95 (paperback)   Uschi Bay invites us into her innovative framework for political social work practice; the small ‘p’ political … Continue reading

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An empowerment approach to group work with people experiencing anxiety

This locally based group started in response to demand, the nearest Anxiety Management clinic having closed. I looked at programmes colleagues were running in other health services but, decided to do my own thing. The basics were pretty standard for … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety management, Empowerment