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Assessment, Risk and Decision Making in Social Work
An Introduction

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May 2020 | 208 pages | Learning Matters

As practising social workers, your students will need to be able to make sound judgments in complex contexts and when they are under pressure. This book covers the essential knowledge they will require to understand and develop skills in relation to professional judgement and decision making processes, including:

-        the use of assessment tools;

-        engagement in assessment and decision processes;

-        the context of risk, complexity and uncertainty in practice;

-        communication and management of risk within social care processes.

 


 
Part One: Essential Practice Principles
 
Chapter 1: A framework for assessment, risk and decisions
 
Chapter 2: Involving clients in assessment and decisions
 
Chapter 3: Assessing needs, risk and capacity: tools and processes
 
Chapter 4: Collaborating, communicating and managing conflict in making decisions
 
Chapter 5: Knowledge, critical thinking analysis and reflection
 
Part Two: Particular Considerations
 
Chapter 6: Legal and ethical aspects of assessment, risk and decisions
 
Chapter 7: Professional judgement and using knowledge in practice
 
Chapter 8: Safeguarding and eligibility for services
 
Chapter 9: Managing risk and positive risk-taking in planning care
 
Chapter 10: Developing your professional skills

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