Social and caring professions in European welfare states: Policies, services and professional practices

Social and caring professions in European welfare states: Policies, services and professional practices

By: Marek Perlinski (editor), Lars Evertsson (editor), Bjorn Blom (editor)Hardback

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Focusing on research representing different types of European welfare states, including the Scandinavian and the Continental, this collection provides new insights about current welfare professions. It offers in-depth understandings of professionals' everyday work within different contextual conditions, explored from empirical and theoretical perspectives

About Author

Bjoern Blom is Professor of Social Work at the Department of Social Work, Umea University, Sweden. His research interests are organisations, professions, knowledge-use, evaluation and addiction treatment. Lars Evertsson has a PhD in Sociology and is Associate Professor in Social Work at the Department of Social Work, Umea University, Sweden. His main research area concerns the interface between the development of welfare professions and the welfare state. Marek Perlinski, PhD, is a senior lecturer in Social Work at the Department of Social Work, Umea University, Sweden. His research interests include the professional and organisational aspects of public service social services.

Contents

Preface ~ Bjoern Blom, Lars Evertsson & Marek Perlinski; European social and caring professions in transition ~ Bjoern Blom, Lars Evertsson & Marek Perlinski; Part 1. Knowledge, reflection and identity in the social and caring welfare professions; The impact of education on professional identity ~ Kare Heggen & Lars Inge Terum; The Construction of Professional Identity in Social Work; Experience, Analytical Reflection and Time ~ Linda Bell, Maria Appel Nissen & Jorunn Vindegg; Professional supervision and professional autonomy ~ Synnoeve Karvinen-Niinikoski, Liz Beddoe, Gillian Ruch & Ming-sum Tsui Part 2. Control, regulation and management; Reconfiguring Professional Autonomy? The case of social work in the UK ~ John Chandler, Elisabeth Berg, Marion Ellison & Jim Barry; Auditing and Accountability ~ Anders Hanberger, Lena Lindgren & Lennart Nygren; State regulation of the social work profession: an example from Poland ~ Kazimiera Wodz & Krystyna Faliszek; Part 3. Collaboration, conflict and competition; Professional boundary crossing and inter-professional knowledge development ~ Ilse Julkunen & Elisabeth Willumsen; The formation of a profession: The case of physiotherapy in Norway ~ Eline Thornquist & Hildur Kalman; The professional development of social work in Poland after 1989 ~ Sabina Pawlas-Czyz, Lars Evertsson & Marek Perlinski; Professional dilemmas of defining a problem: The case of addiction treatment ~ Joakim Isaksson & Daniel Toernqvist; Challenges of municipal community work ~ Witold Mandrysz, Marek Perlinski & Lars Evertsson; Part 4. Assessment, negotiation and decision-making; On the unnoticed aspects of professional practice ~ Rasmus Antoft, Kjeld Hogsbro, Maria Appel Nissen & Soren Peter Olesen; Can complexity in welfare professionals' work be handled with standardised professional knowledge? ~ Lars Evertsson, Bjoern Blom, Marek Perlinski & Devin Rexvid; Who is viewed as a client by social workers and general practitioners? ~ Devin Rexvid; Activation work as professional practice: complexities and professional boundaries at the street level of employment policy implementation ~ Urban Nothdurfter & Soren Peter Olesen; Social and caring professions in European welfare states: trends and challenges ~ Marek Perlinski, Bjoern Blom & Lars Evertsson;

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  • ISBN13: 9781447327196
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781447327196
  • ISBN10: 1447327195

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