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Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work

Second Edition


July 2011 | 264 pages | Learning Matters
Mental health social workers work within multidisciplinary teams, often based in health settings. The variety of services they work within are shaped by mental health policy that is increasingly being influenced by research evidence of 'what works'. This fully-revised second edition has a new chapter on systematic reviews and greater coverage of the impact of the 2007 amendment to Mental Health Act 1983 on mental health practitioners and services.
 
Epistemology and Evidence-based Practice in Mental Health Social Work
 
Contemporary Mental Health Social Work: A Synergy of Professional Practice and Legal Process
 
Mental-Health Policy: Shaping Social Work Practice
 
Mental-Health Policy: Exploring its Evidence Base
 
Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner: Steps Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Mental-Health Social Work
 
How to Critically Appraise Cross-sectional Surveys
 
How to Critically Appraise Randomised Controlled Trials
 
How to Critically Appraise Cohort Studies
 
How to Critically Appraise Case-Control Studies
 
How to Critically Appraise Systematic Reviews
 
Demystifying P-values: A User-Friendly Introduction to Statistics Used in Mental-Health Research
 
How to Critically Appraise Qualitative Studies
 
Conclusion - Advanced Practitioners: Bringing Research into Practice

I would recommend my students refer to this book if they are struggling with reviewing the literature in the field. Specifically the chapters giving guidance critically appraising a range of surveys, trials and studies.
As such I do not expect this to be a key text, but a useful volume for the university library.

Mrs Kate Blake-Holmes
School of Social Work, University of East Anglia
September 5, 2015

Social work students are often poor at considering quantitative feedback. This book will be valuable as a manual for students wishing to understand quantitative data and helps students to evaluate the validity of evidence presented.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
June 18, 2014

Chapters on how to critically appraise various types of research studies are really useful and make this a great cross-over resource book for social work research in general. Chapters on the evidence-base gave a good introduction to the concept - I'd have liked more on this aspect of the topic.

Dr Niamh Flanagan
Social Science , University College Dublin
April 9, 2014

Comprehensive coverage of various research methods. Very useful for teaching evaluation skills in evidence-based policy making

Dr Niamh M Flanagan
Social Science , University College Dublin
February 3, 2014

Comprehensive coverage of research methods. Useful for general research teaching in social work beyond mental health

Dr Niamh M Flanagan
Social Science , University College Dublin
February 3, 2014

A very comprehensive book and just right for PQ Mental Health Courses

Mr Barry Turner
Social Work (Lincoln), Lincoln University
January 23, 2013

Not directly relevant to my modules, but a useful book.

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

This book is a useful addition to the reading list for the policy module for AMHPs. It covers the required topics well.

Ms Anthea (Annie) Murr
Social Work, Wolverhampton University
March 8, 2012

This is an excellent book and I have shared it with students and academic colleagues

Ms Julie Lawrence
Social Work, Salford University
February 27, 2012

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