Service users frequently encounter services at times of personal or family crisis. As a result, all social workers need to be aware of the impact of loss if they are to work effectively. This book looks at theoretical developments surrounding issues of change, loss and grieving, encouraging social workers to explore and reflect on the relevance of such issues to their own practice. Furthermore, the book discusses the potential impact of practitioners' own experiences of loss. Issues are explored with reference to the Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers, National Occupational Standards and examples of interdisciplinary working across contexts.
Loss and grief in social work
Loss and grief in a social and cultural context
Experiencing loss: Models and theories
Linking theory and practice
Effective social work in response to loss and grief
Excellent baseline text book for level 1 students.
Ms Michele Winter
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
A very useful text covering an essential topic in social work. Written in an accesible way, the book offers students an introduction to key theory in the area. The chapter on linking theory to practice will prove particularly useful to students on placement and the suggested activities are useful for both classroom and independent study.