A yawning gap in knowledge

Shrubb, Richard
July 2010
Community Care;7/15/2010, Issue 1827, p26
The article discusses whether training for social workers in Great Britain should include basic medicine to help them identify clients' needs and find appropriate help. Medical knowledge is not mentioned in the national occupational standards for social work though it is said practitioners should have knowledge of services relevant to individuals and their families. National standards also expect social workers to work effectively with others to improve services.


Related Articles

  • It's about investing to save'. Valios, Natalie // Community Care;6/3/2010, Issue 1821, p26 

    The article discusses the benefits associated with reablement services in social work in Great Britain. Reablement encourages service users to develop the confidence and skills necessary in providing personal care, helping with daily living activities and other practical tasks. It brings...

  • Decade of social care.  // Community Care;1/7/2010, Issue 1800, p16 

    The article presents information on key policy movements of social work in Great Britain from 2000 to 2009. In 2000, the Care Standards Act registration paved the way for a conduct system for the social workers located in England and Wales. In 2002, the Adoption and Children Act offered the...

  • The Fragmentation of Social Work and Social Care: Some Ramifications and a Critique. Carey, Malcolm // British Journal of Social Work;Dec2015, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p2406 

    This paper critically appraises the impact of the fragmentation of social care and social work. In particular, it examines the impact of splintered services and roles upon employees, service users and carers. The article concentrates upon three interrelated areas as part of a more general...

  • Beyond the 'swampy lowlands': the welfare benefits of reflective practice through learning. Cunningham, Nicola; Moore, Kevin // Journal of Poverty & Social Justice;Oct2014, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p271 

    The article reports on the social welfare policies and services in Great Britain. Topics discussed include the social service and practice development, the reflective practice for students, and the learning materials for health and social services. Also mentioned are the extrinsic and intrinsic...

  • Your guide to: meeting new care standards.  // Community Care;1/28/2010, Issue 1803, p26 

    The article presents the health care executives' advise on how might the care providers meet the new Health and Social Care Act 2008 regulations in Great Britain. The advise includes requiring nurse to be in duty 24 hours a day, assuming the applicability of the guidance by the providers, and...

  • UK registration divisions.  // Community Care;11/12/2009, Issue 1795, p16 

    The article presents information about social care registration in different parts of Great Britain. In Northern Ireland, social care register is open to social workers (compulsory), residential childcare workers and managers. In Wales, social care registrations will be necessary for home care...

  • 'SUMMERTIME' INVOLVEMENT. Stevens, Simon // Community Care;2/18/2010, Issue 1806, p10 

    The article presents the author's views on promoting social service user involvement.

  • CAREER CLINIC.  // Community Care;5/6/2010, Issue 1817, p30 

    The article provides an answer to a question if there is a future for the social work skills in personalisation.

  • Masters degree and key recruitment drive are cut.  // Community Care;6/17/2010, Issue 1823, p4 

    The article announces the two high-profile projects of the Children's Workforce Development Council which include The Be the Difference recruitment campaign and the masters degrees in social work practice in Great Britain.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics