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Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

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Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

In this series of four interviews you will watch a service user, a carer, a social worker and a social work manager talking about their different experiences. The interviews will illustrate the importance of listening to people’s stories, the importance of relationship in social work practice, and the importance of the context in which social work practice takes place. You will consider questions about the interviews, and will reflect on the implications for practice of what the individuals have to say.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • think about the impact of biography on personal lives.
  • consider the role of relationship in social work practice.
  • consider the importance of context in social work practice.

First Published: 10/09/2019

Updated: 18/05/2020

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