Our ability to communicate is a key part of everyday life and is an essential skill, particularly when communicating with vulnerable people in a health and social care setting. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help students and practitioners understand and apply the principles of effective communication. From the ‘how to’ practicalities through to challenges and honing existing skills, this book will ensure they have the confidence and knowledge to communicate skilfully and successfully in many different contexts and settings. This book is essential reading for anyone working in the helping professions for whom good communication skills are an essential part of their role. The new edition features: · New entries covering social media, mindfulness, several tricky topics, and much more. · Service user snippets to help address and understand the issues about service user perspectives. · Skills to ensure you are engaging with the Professional Capabilities Framework. ?
Written by two leading authors in the field, Social Work and Spiritualityprovides a critical engagement with the concept of spirituality and a much needed framework for the integration of spiritual care in mainstream practice. It isfundamental reading for all students of social work theory, ethics and practice.
Exploring the value base of social work involves traveling in areas that may seem familiar. However, values can be eroded by pressure and anxiety. This book examines new insights that can reinforce integrity and re-energize commitment. Surveying relevant theory helps individuals consider the impact values have on personal and professional journeys. Moving from theory to practice, those familiar with the UK mental health's Ten Essential Capabilities - and those new to them - will see their far-reaching effects into the practice of all social work professionals, and on issues of discrimination and oppression at work. The book includes numerous exercises for individual or group use, plus recommendations for further reading, and websites assisting the reader towards the goal of best social work practice.
This manual is for professional training and academic teaching in the social work and healthcare professions. The book includes 36 exercises, case studies, and suggestions for further learning. It will stimulate debate and understanding, with discussions
"This manual is for workplace trainers, and for university and college lecturers helping students to prepare for the workplace, in: professions that bring them regularly into contact with grief and loss ..."--Back cover.
Explaining the variety of posts available in social care, this 7th revised edition gives information on careers, with or without a degree, and covers everything from social worker and probation officer to clinical psychologist and health visitor. Included are details on salaried work with charities and voluntary organizations.
Religion and spirituality are emotive areas where unnecessary polarisation is all too common. Professional training courses for human services practitioners have tended to neglect these areas. Bernard Moss's skilful and sensitive book redresses the balance on both scores, and - as Neil Thompson writes in his foreword - deserves to become a classic. Religion and Spirituality's starting point is a celebration of diversity and the need to treat others with dignity and respect, especially when views differ widely. It builds on the increasing recognition in various fields of people's religious and spiritual needs and explains why the issues should be taken seriously. Bernard Moss's cogent and acc...
Learning with the Labyrinth offers a range of strategies to deepen reflection and creativity through use of the labyrinth as a resource on campus. It covers practical issues from design and cost of constructing a labyrinth, to how a labyrinth may be used as a university-wide resource and also for outreach to the wider community.