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Author Healey, Karen.

Title Writing skills for social workers / Karen Healey and Joan Mulholland
Published Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE, [2007]


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Description 218 pages ; 25 cm
Series Social work in action
Sage social work in action series
Social work in action.
Contents Part I. Essential elements of written communication -- 1. Written Communication: Getting Your Message Across -- 2. Managing Information for Writing -- Part II. Writing in daily practice -- 3. Emails, Letters and Newsletters -- 4. Writing Case Records -- 5. Report Writing -- Part III. Writing in your professional context -- 6. Writing a Literature Review -- 7. Writing Journal Articles and Conference Papers -- Part IV. Influencing your practice context -- 8. Writing Funding Applications -- 9. Writing Policy Proposals -- 10. Writing for the Media
Summary "Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes, and to write effectively for a range of audiences, such as clients, team members, magistrates and policy makers. Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice, and to enhance social workers' written communication skills. The book adopts a logical progression, and each chapter identifies and contextualises the practical skills needed at specific points in training and practice. Overall it will encourage the development of writing skills and techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career
Key features of the book include: training in core professional writing tasks, particularly case-notes, report and proposal writing; guidance in advanced writing skills, such as writing literature reviews, journal articles, conference papers and funding applications; a discussion of ethical issues and values, including client confidentiality, privacy and empowerment; and advice on using these skills to contribute to the formal knowledge base of social work through the publication of research. By adopting a practical approach the authors have included a number of pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, writing tips for specific tasks, and guidelines for further reading. This engaging book satisfies statutory requirements for training and continuing professional development. It will therefore be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings." -- Publisher's website
Analysis Social work (Australia)
Writing & editing
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [212]-214
Subject Communication in social work.
Written communication.
Report writing.
Author Mulholland, Joan, 1939-
LC no. 2006931063
ISBN 9781412920711 hardback
141292071X hardback
9781412920728 paperback
1412920728 paperback