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Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 38)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
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American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.441, h-index: 77)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147, SJR: 3.047, h-index: 201)
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Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.374, h-index: 154)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.955, h-index: 55)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132, SJR: 2.314, h-index: 133)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 20)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.086, h-index: 73)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 50)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 488, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.771, h-index: 53)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 31)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 59)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.067, h-index: 22)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal  
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 140, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 114, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Mathematics Research Surveys - advance access     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.166, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.894, h-index: 76)
J. of Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.909, h-index: 69)
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J. of European Competition Law & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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J. of Heredity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.024, h-index: 76)
J. of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 3)
J. of Hip Preservation Surgery     Open Access  
J. of Human Rights Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 10)
J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
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Journal Cover British Journal of Social Work
  [SJR: 0.771]   [H-I: 53]   [77 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 0045-3102 - ISSN (Online) 1468-263X
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  • Editorial: A Snapshot of Social Work in the Asia–Pacific Region
    • Authors: Shek DL.
      Abstract: Although there are different definitions of the ‘Asia-Pacific region’, the term typically includes countries and territories in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealandia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and South Asia. Since the end of the Second World War, there have been many changes in this region. Economically, the region has enjoyed economic growth in the past few decades, although volatility and stagnation have become emergent attributes in some countries such as Japan and Taiwan. In terms of social change, transformation of traditional social structures is widespread, such as growth of the middle class and rising influence of non-governmental organizations. Culturally speaking, traditional values such as filial piety and familyism have weakened whereas Western values such as individualism and social justice have grown. In the realm of politics, with the collapse of colonies, weakening of monarchies and retreat of Communist ideologies, there is a growing emphasis on the rule of law, democracy and civil society in the region. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy that the pace of economic, social, cultural and political changes in countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region varies substantially. In part, this stems from their very different histories, including the different pre-and post-colonial patterns of development for territories which once belonged to Western Empires. These multitudinous and complex factors have all played their part in the way in which social work was established in the countries and territories of the Asia-pacific region and those influences which continuously shape how social work in the region perceives its task and key concerns in the 21st century.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
  • Discrepancy in Spirituality among Patients with Schizophrenia and Family
           Care-Givers and Its Impacts on Illness Recovery: A Dyadic Investigation
    • Authors: Chan C; Ho R.
      Abstract: AbstractFamily is one of the primary sources of spiritual care for people with schizophrenia. Gaps in perspectives between family care-givers and patients not only result in improper spiritual care, but also lead to family conflicts and hamper recovery. Yet, the mutual understanding of spirituality among both parties is often neglected. We here reported part of a larger study that explored the meaning and the role of spirituality in schizophrenia rehabilitation from the perspectives of patients, mental-health professionals and family care-givers. The result suggests that discrepancies in conceptions of spirituality between patients and their care-givers may affect patients’ family dynamic and their recovery. A qualitative approach based on grounded-theory principles was used. Six patient–care-giver dyads and one triad of two patients with schizophrenia and one care-giver (N = 15) were recruited from an outpatient clinic of a hospital in Hong Kong. The findings revealed that patients usually tried to fit in with their care-giver’s spiritual perspective, in order to preserve family harmony and supports. They would then experience further psychological distress that impeded their recovery. Meanwhile, among the dyads, the mutual understanding and respect on spirituality helped facilitate patients’ recovery. Care-givers should be more attentive and open to patients’ spiritual needs. Implications for clinical practice were discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-11-05
  • A Transformative Eco-Social Model: Challenging Modernist Assumptions in
           Social Work
    • Authors: Boetto H.
      Abstract: AbstractThis paper argues for transformative eco-social change in social work to address the profession’s most challenging paradox—inherent modernist roots that contradict the philosophical base of practice. The dual dependency between the welfare state and industrial capitalism brings to light the profession’s role in sustaining modernism and inadvertent contribution to the misuse of nature. In the context of an accelerating global environmental crisis that disproportionately affects the world’s poorest, an environmentally sensitive approach to practice has never been more important. Using an ecologically centred approach, this paper aims to address the profession’s paradox by conceptualising an eco-social model that is congruent across the ontological (being), epistemological (thinking) and methodological (doing) dimensions of practice. By adopting a distinct philosophical base that emphasises holism and inter-dependence, social work can build a consistent philosophical base and promote transformative change towards a more sustainable environment.
      PubDate: 2016-11-05
  • Reflective Learning and Teaching in Social Work Field Education in
           International Contexts
    • Authors: Pawar M.
      Abstract: AbstractUnlike many other reported international social work (ISW) experiences, this article aims to analyse strengths and weaknesses in overseas placements and to present strategies to improve the quality of field education in international contexts. Drawing on primary data, field education documents and critical field experiences, it demonstrates how two students from an Australian social work programme reflectively attempted to deal with weaknesses, build on strengths, and improve their practice knowledge and skills in international placements. They undertook second placements in two non-government organisations focusing on community development activities in Mumbai, India. The analysis shows that focus on early and systematic preparation and reflections on typical experiences enhance learning. It discusses what students were able to do and learn in international placements. Such sharing offers useful insights to social work educators and practitioners, particularly those intending to offer field education abroad and to students wishing to undertake such placements in international contexts, and to those undertaking further research and developing related policy.
      PubDate: 2016-10-14
  • Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation, Margaret Malloch and
           Paul Rigby (eds)
    • Authors: Hickle K.
      Abstract: Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation, MallochMargaret and RigbyPaul (eds), Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2016, pp. 256, ISBN 9781474401128, £70 (h/b)
      PubDate: 2016-10-04
  • New Directions in Social Work Practice, 2nd edn, Kieron Hatton
    • Authors: Holmstrom C.
      Abstract: New Directions in Social Work Practice, 2nd edn, HattonKieron, London, Sage, 2015, pp. x + 212, ISBN 978–0–85725–876–2, £24.99 (h/b)
      PubDate: 2016-09-24
  • Social Work with Children and Families, 4th edn, Maureen O'Loughlan and
           Steve O'Loughlan (eds)
    • Authors: Cleary T.
      Abstract: Social Work with Children and Families, 4th edn, O’LoughlanMaureen and O’LoughlanSteve (eds), London, Sage, 2016, pp. xv + 216, ISBN 978–1–4739–4294–3, £19.99 (p/b), ISBN 978–1–4739–4293–6, £60.00 (h/b)
      PubDate: 2016-09-24
  • Social Policy for Social Work: Placing Social Work in Its Wider Context,
           Lorraine Green and Karen Clarke
    • Authors: Popple K.
      Abstract: Social Policy for Social Work: Placing Social Work in Its Wider Context, GreenLorraine and ClarkeKaren, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2016, pp. 240, ISBN 9780745660837, £17.99 (p/b)
      PubDate: 2016-09-24
  • The Work of Front Line Community Aged Care Staff and the Impact of a
           Changing Policy Landscape and Consumer-Directed Care
    • Authors: Prgomet M; Douglas HE, Tariq A, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractCommunity aged care in Australia is facing both challenges and opportunities with the introduction of consumer-directed care and its goal to provide clients with greater choice and control over their care services. Such policy changes impact not only aged care organisations, but front line staff who manage and deliver care. This study investigated the work of front line staff and their perceptions of the impact of a changing policy landscape. Focus groups were conducted with thirteen care workers and six case managers from one Australian aged care organisation. The data revealed valuable information about the: daily activities of front line staff; information exchange mechanisms facilitating front line work; management of clients and client relationships; and implications of policy and organisational changes on front line work and clients. Front line staff highlighted the importance of care coordination, communication and continuity of care delivery, all of which impact on client relationships and quality of care. For aged care organisations and policy makers, the findings identify important areas for consideration when making decisions about changes to community care, including the key role of front line staff in fostering client relationships, providing consistency and continuity, balancing the needs and expectations of clients, and providing support and advocacy of care options.
      PubDate: 2016-09-22
  • Human Agency and Social Work Research: A Systematic Search and Synthesis
           of Social Work Literature
    • Authors: Parsell C; Eggins E, Marston G.
      Abstract: AbstractHuman agency is core to social work. Practice theories and frameworks position human agency as socially mediated, but assume that people possess human agency to play determining roles in their life circumstances. Some of the discipline's seminal thinkers, however, argue that social work has adopted a disproportionate focus on the individual, whereby the human agency of social work clients and people experiencing marginalisation more broadly is highlighted. This article draws on a systematic search, screening and synthesis of contemporary (2008–12) social work journals to identify and assess the profession's engagement with human agency. Of the 6,935 articles screened, we identified 549 articles, or 7.9 per cent, that engaged with human agency of clients or non-social worker groups. The minority of social work literature engaging with human agency presents expressions of human agency, or an identification of the barriers to expressing human agency, in empirically and theoretically meaningful ways. The social work literature that considers human agency highlights the diversity and complexity of people's lives. Moreover, it demonstrates human agency as socially mediated and contingent. The research literature outlines an empirical basis to underpin social work's empowerment, change and emancipation objectives.
      PubDate: 2016-09-22
  • Environmental Social Work: A Concept Analysis
    • Authors: Ramsay S; Boddy J.
      Abstract: AbstractEnvironmental social work and related terms have been used widely to describe an approach to social work practice that is founded on ecological justice principles. However, practice applications of environmental social work are scant and there are various terms and a range of interpretations of the practice that exist. Using a concept analysis framework, we identify the attributes and characteristics of environmental social work, develop an operational definition and use a case study to illustrate the practice of environmental social work. In this way, we seek to improve clarity, consistency and understanding of environmental social work practice among educators, practitioners and researchers. In essence, environmental social work assists humanity to create and sustain a biodiverse planetary ecosystem and does this by adapting existing social work methods to promote societal change.
      PubDate: 2016-06-22
  • What Can Moral and Social Intuitionism Offer Ethics Education in Social
           Work? A Reflective Inquiry
    • Authors: Hodgson D; Watts L.
      Abstract: AbstractThere is broad agreement that attention to codes of ethics, ethical reasoning and social work values is an important component of any social work education. There appears to be less consensus about ethics content and how best to teach ethics and ethical practice. Situated within a reflexive methodology—and utilising a pair-interview technique—this paper presents the results of an inquiry designed to explore our practice as social work educators in the context of the debates about ethics in social work education. We found that our experience is best illustrated by a social intuitionist approach to moral development that has emerged in recent years. We found that this model developed by Jonathan Haidt can bridge the divide between rational and a socially situated and reflective approach to ethics, often considered appropriate to practice. We argue that the model also encompasses the way in which culture and learning can inform intuition as well as the role of critical reasoning in the formation of ethical judgements. The model fits closely with our experience as educators and we conclude the paper by linking classroom and field practices with different aspects of the model.
      PubDate: 2016-06-15
  • A Kinship Care Practice Framework: Using a Life Course Approach
    • Authors: Connolly M; Kiraly M, McCrae L, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractIn recent years, kinship care has become a major contributor to the delivery of out-of-home care services in most Western jurisdictions. Over time, statutory kinship care has been modelled on the more established foster-care system. Yet the particular nature of kinship care differs from stranger care arrangements in important ways. This often results in kinship carers and their children being disadvantaged and poorly responded to within foster-care-dominated systems. This article discusses the development of a kinship care practice framework that responds to the particular needs of kith and kin carers and the children they care for within statutory systems of care, and which also takes into account the particular complexities of kinship care practice. Recognising that kinship carers come to the role at different ages, from siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as grandparents, the framework takes a life course approach that responds to both the generic and age-specific needs of the carer. Life course issues and challenges are considered across four domains supporting practice that is: child-centred; relationship-supportive; family and culturally responsive; and system-focused.
      PubDate: 2016-05-07
  • Migrating Qualifications: The Ethics of Recognition
    • Authors: Papadopoulos A.
      Abstract: AbstractAs a contribution to theorising the field of international social work practice, this article explores the Australian approach to recognition of overseas qualifications for social workers. Recognition of qualifications across borders both enables and is constitutive of internationalised social work practice. Migration of social workers has previously been discussed with reference to portability of values, skills and knowledge across cultural contexts, and the ethical implications of social workers migrating from countries which need their services. Questions of professional recognition through skilled migration have received less scholarly attention, compounded by a lack of empirical data documenting trends and analysing international implications. In this article, information gathered from the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) provides a preliminary picture of recent migration of social workers to Australia. Critical analysis of the assumptions underlying the qualifications assessment process supports the conclusion that the current approach rests on an understanding of social work that risks excluding migrant social workers who ostensibly do not conform to the model of social work practice on which the assessment process is based, potentially excluding valuable contributions to internationalising practice through transnational migration.
      PubDate: 2016-05-03
  • Coercive Care: Control and Coercion in the Restructured Care Workplace
    • Authors: Baines D; van den Broek D.
      Abstract: AbstractThis article re-analyses 105 interviews from four qualitative research studies of different kinds of care workers in Canada and Australia, in light of deepening workplace rationalisation and austerity. The sample included: two studies of voluntary sector social service and social workers—one study of nineteen and one of twenty social workers, twenty-two telenurses and forty-four nursing home care workers. Themes that emerged from the data included: restructured and rationalised workplaces, managerialism, reshaped practice, unintended neglect and control of service users, coercion of workers and resistance strategies. Significant similarities were apparent across these similar and yet different care workers, suggesting a strong convergence of working conditions and the policies shaping them. The article used Labour Process Theory and returned to state theory debates in order to re-assess how rationalised care workplaces shape relations between care workers and the individuals they care for. The article contributes to state theory by suggesting a control-coercion care continuum and to Labour Process Theory by suggesting three kinds of workplace control/coercion: control through compliance, cutbacks coercion and contextual coercion. The findings draw attention to deep tensions within increasingly managerialised, austere state-run and state-funded care services in which control and coercion intermingle with resistance and care.
      PubDate: 2016-03-22
  • Living with Coercive Control: Trapped within a Complex Web of Double
           Standards, Double Binds and Boundary Violations
    • Authors: Pitman T.
      Abstract: AbstractSocial workers engage with domestic violence in a wide range of practice and service contexts. Despite the increasing focus on the centrality of coercive control to domestic violence, the effectiveness of the profession in protecting women and children has been constrained by a pervasive historical emphasis on physical violence as the defining feature of domestic violence. Coercive control is critical for social work practitioners to recognise and assess, yet has proved difficult to operationalise. In this paper, a model entitled ‘The Trap’ is presented, based on a subsection of the results of a feminist study of the lived experiences of coercive control for women. A thematic analysis of in-depth interviews with thirty women in Tasmania either currently or previously facilitating shared parenting arrangements in a context of domestic violence also revealed the nuances of their pre-separation experiences of coercive control. ‘The Trap’ conveys how the entitled, superior and adversarial attitudinal style of their partners entrapped them within a web of double standards, double binds and boundary violations, denying them equality, autonomy or agency. This paper argues that it is incumbent upon the social work profession to develop the skills for assessment of coercive control to develop best practice in domestic violence.
      PubDate: 2016-03-16
  • Pondering the Colour of Empathy: Social Work Students’ Reasoning on
           Activism, Empathy and Racism
    • Authors: Gair S.
      Abstract: AbstractAustralia is a multicultural society. However, its history of British colonisation has contributed to enduring overt and covert discrimination, racism and black/white racial divisions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the recipients of ongoing racial discrimination, they are the most disadvantage groups in Australia and they are significantly overrepresented as social work clients. An anti-racist stance is core to social work practice, and some literature has suggested that cultivating empathy can help reduce racism and provoke activism for social justice. In 2014, a classroom-based inquiry exploring barriers to activism extended previous student-centred research exploring empathy and racism. The findings suggest that some students hesitant to commit to action for social justice for reasons including a lack of confidence, and a lack of time and information. Facilitating social work students’ confidence, increased understanding of everyday acts of activism and skill development including critical empathy may bolster their confidence and their action for social justice.
      PubDate: 2016-03-11
  • Assessing Meaning in Life in Social Work Practice: Validation of the
           Meaning in Life Questionnaire among Clinical Samples
    • Authors: Chan W.
      Abstract: AbstractIncreasing attention has been paid to incorporating spirituality into social work practice. Meaning in life is an important part of clients' spirituality which social workers need to assess. This study therefore focused on meaning in life and aimed to validate the Chinese version of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) (C-MLQ) and examine the psychometric properties of the C-MLQ among clinical Hong Kong Chinese populations. Data coming from three different groups—students, older adults and family care-givers—were included for analysis. The groups were recruited from the university, residential care homes and hospitals, respectively. A total of 179 students, 223 family care-givers and 78 older adults were included. The validity and reliability of the C-MLQ were examined. The C-MLQ was found to be a valid and reliable measure in both student and clinical samples. Significant positive correlation was found between two subscales of the C-MLQ, Presence and Search, in clinical samples. Our findings suggest that this positive relationship may be particularly prominent among the clinical samples in the Asian context, which is different from what was found in the West. Findings may shed light on social workers' culturally sensitive practice. The C-MLQ is recommended as a valid assessment tool in social work practice.
      PubDate: 2016-01-12
  • Social Work Research in the Child Protection Field in Australia
    • Authors: Tilbury C; Hughes M, Bigby C, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractSocial work makes an important contribution to child protection practice and policy in Australia, but data are limited about the discipline's contribution to research. The aim of this scoping review was to examine the quantity and nature of Australian social work child protection research for the period 2007–14. A comprehensive search of nine bibliographic databases identified 255 peer-reviewed articles. The papers were authored by 287 researchers, most of whom published only one paper during the period. The research was published in seventeen Australian and thirty-five international journals. Non-empirical papers and those using qualitative methodologies were most prevalent, and there was a lack of research depth and quantum on particular child protection topics. The findings indicate that developing more sustained programmes of research, underpinned by a balanced portfolio of methods and approaches, would maximise the potential for research impact on child protection policy and practice.
      PubDate: 2015-12-17
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