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Assessment, Risk and Decision Making in Social Work

Assessment, Risk and Decision Making in Social Work
An Introduction

Second Edition

April 2024 | 232 pages | Learning Matters
As a practising social worker, you will need to be able to make sound judgments in complex contexts and when you are under pressure. This book covers the essential knowledge you will need to understand and develop skills in relation to professional judgement and decision making processes, including:

-        the use of assessment tools;
-        engagement in assessment and decision processes;
-        the context of risk, complexity and uncertainty in practice;
-        communication and management of risk within social care processes.
Part One: Introducing key concepts
Chapter 1: A framework for assessment, risk and decisions
Chapter 2: Involving individuals and families in assessment and decisions
Chapter 3: Assessing needs, risk and capacity: tools and processes
Chapter 4: Collaborating, communicating and managing conflict in making decisions
Chapter 5: Analysis in assessment
Part Two: Application to practice
Chapter 6: Legal and ethical aspects of assessment, risk and decisions
Chapter 7: Professional judgement and using knowledge in practice
Chapter 8: Safeguarding, protecting and eligibility for services
Chapter 9: Managing risk and positive risk-taking in planning care
Chapter 10: Reflecting on your professional practice

A useful introduction to the concept of risk - accessible for students as a first text

Ms Sarah Rowe
Dept of Behavioural & Social Sciences, Huddersfield University
May 28, 2024

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