Conclusion: IntegratedKieran O'Donoghue, Mary Nash and Robyn MunfordThis final chapter brings together the principles of the integrated practice
framework through an illustrative case study. Integrated practice takes into
account several contexts, namely:
Theory in Action
The authors in the book have shown effective practice by illustrating in their
chapters how these four contexts provide the foundation for effective integrated practice. This includes:
|• ||client world|
|• ||practitioner world|
|• ||social service agency|
|• ||wider social and community environment (see Figure 15.1).|
|• ||the practitioner's personal and professional worldview|
|• ||specialist knowledge concerning issues, client group and community|
|• ||theoretical lenses and concepts|
|• ||prescriptive models and methods|
|• ||skills and strategies (see Figure 15.2).|
Best practice includes all of these elements as illustrated in the chapters. Central
to this practice is ongoing critical reflection.
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Book title: Social Work Theories in Action.
Contributors: Mary Nash - Editor, Robyn Munford - Editor, Kieran O'Donoghue - Editor.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2005.
Page number: 251.
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