Previously published as: A Life in the Day
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile
|Title:||A consideration of the nature and purpose of mental health social work|
|Author(s):||Robert Goemans, (Based at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK)|
|Citation:||Robert Goemans, (2012) "A consideration of the nature and purpose of mental health social work", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.90 - 96|
|Keywords:||Mental health, Mental illness, Personalisation, Recovery, Social care, Social inclusion, Social work|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20428301211232504 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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.
To purchase this item please login or register.
Complete and print this form to request this document from your librarian