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Question: Use an example of partnership working in relation to your elective. Identify the cultures of the organisation involved in the partnership, the factors which impact on partnership working and how these effect service delivery.

Please note that when considering the issues of partnership to discuss it on both an organisational and individual basis.

Answer: Multi-disciplinary working is a 'contemporary term often used synonymously to mean joint working between staff from different professional backgrounds' (Walker and Beckett,...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 3337
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3477

Question: Choose one key debate or issue that has been investigated in your elective and critically evaluate its implications for social work practice.

The effectiveness of biological treatments for mental illness.

Answer: In order to begin the debate concerning the effectiveness of drug treatments within the mental health profession we should take a brief...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2170
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: December, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3476

Question: Using a situation or incident from your personal or professional experience highlight the significance of the key concepts or power, ideology and difference.

Answer: On September 11th 2001 I was sat at home watching scenes unveil that would change our ideology of the political world dramatically....


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: Introduction to Sociology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1100
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3475

Question: ‘Social workers are agents of social control and youth workers are glorified babysitters.’

Discuss this statement providing a balanced argument for and against the ideas contained in the statement.

Answer: If we look at the statement above we can see that it suggests the idea that social workers are agents of social...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2588
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3474

Question: To what extent are Gender, Class, and Ethnicity major determinants of life chances in Britain today?

Answer: Britain today has never been so fast changing in the way we live our lives since the time of the industrial revolution....


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 57%
  • Words: 2034
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3473

Question: During the delivery of the unit you will be asked to outline an incident thaty provides an example or examples of communication processes from your experiences and to record this in your portfolio. (Communication Assignment)

The assignment requires you to discuss this incident and demonstrate your awareness of

a) the skills you need in practising effective interpersonal communication and

b) an awareness of yourself in relation to issues of power and diversity in relation to anti discriminatory practice.Your essay must include an application of communication theory to the practical situation.

Answer: Looking at definitions of communication we can see that Hargie et al, 1994, p.11, refers to Brooks and Heath 1985, p8 to...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2500
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3472

Question: Choose one key debate or issue that has been investigated in your elective and critically evaluate its implications for social work practice.

Adult payments and Community Care: Direct Payments and Disabled People.

Answer: Direct Payment come in the form of money, which is paid by local councils to those who qualify, and is provided instead...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1945
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3471

Question: “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t?”

Critically evaluate theories of risk, approaches to practice and the role of the local authority social worker in the identification, assessment and management of risk in social work with children, young people and families. Include consideration of the impact of social work practice on service users and carers.

Answer: Theories and societal perceptions of risk vary across time and across culture. From the role of fate and destiny amidst ideas and...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 2932
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3470

Question: PLACEMENT 2 - CASE STUDY

This essay offers a reflection on the social work role in the identification, assessment and management of risk to two young people living in a household where there is domestic violence. It provides a consideration of power imbalances and social justice and makes links to the GSCC codes of practice and the National Occupational Standards key roles throughout.

Answer: Here I will examine my role in the identification, assessment and management of risk to K. and N. and will consider and...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 3042
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2010
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3469

Question: A critical evaluation of multi-disciplinary working within statutory social work services.

Answer: Since the 1970’s there have been numerous public inquiries and serious case reviews which have ‘…called on us to learn the lesson...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 2899
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3468

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