Book Review: Decision Cases For Advanced Social Work Practice

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Summer Gainey, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: According to the reviewer, the book is a collection of decision cases designed to promote discussion and critical thinking among social work students and new social work graduates. The book begins with brief notes to instructors and students. For instructors, the author offers a website with teaching notes that are designed to help in selecting cases for class use and leading class discussions. For students, the authors offer some explanation on the purpose and design of the cases. The authors then provide an “Introduction to the Cases” through which they differentiate decision cases from other types of cases used for educational purposes, describe the learning outcomes that can be expected from the use of the cases with social work students, and provide a helpful chart that allows the reader to cross-reference each case with a particular setting, client system, population at risk, ethical issue, and technical knowledge.

Additional Information

Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Volume 11, Number 1 (Spring 2014)
Language: English
Date: 2014
Nonfiction, Social Services, Social Work, Social Workers, Decision Cases, Terry A. Wolfer, Lori D. Franklin, Karen A. Gray

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