Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners

Manohar Pawar (Editor), Richard Hugman (Editor), Andrew Alexandra (Editor), Arthur Anscombe (Editor)

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Abstract

This book demonstrates the central role of ethical character in effective social work practice. Showcasing select biographies of social workers, it reveals how skilled practitioners have developed such core virtues as compassion, love, commitment, prudence, respect for human dignity and a critical sense of social justice through the course of their working lives, and how they apply these virtues in a wide variety of settings and situations to enhance the well-being of the people and communities they work with. As such, the book offers a powerful and inspiring resource to help educators, students and practitioners understand the unbreakable link between what social workers and other social welfare and social development professionals do and who they are, and thereby, cultivate core qualities that should be promoted.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)9789811038099
ISBN (Print)9789811038082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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