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The Compleat Social Worker
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1. The Individual and Society: Looking Both Ways in Social Work 2. Order and Change: The Purpose of Social Work 3. Care and Control: The Tasks of Social Work 4. Bureaucrats and Professionals: How Social Workers are Organised and Operate 5. Certainty and Uncertainty: How Social Work Decisions are Made 6. Objects and Subjects: People's Inner and Outer Worlds 7. Qualitative and Quantitative: Social Work's Research and Evidence Base 8. Thought and Feeling: How Social Workers can Best Respond 9. Past and Future: What is the Focus of Social Work 10. Nature and Nurture: How to Make Sense of Human Behaviour 11. Art and Science: The Craft of Social Work 12. Good Relationships and Working Well: How to Practice Empathically and Effectively 13. Freedom and Equality: How to Balance Individual Choice and the Collective Good 14. Facts and Values: What is Known and What Ought to be Done 15. On the Whole and Taking Everything into Consideration 16. The Compleat Social Worker.

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This is a little gem of a book, it provides the reader with a perspective on a number of discussions that are taking place in social work on a day to day basis. David Howe adopts a neutral stance, delivered in a readable style.' - Dave Mason, Staffordshire University

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David Howe is Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the author of many books including The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker and A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory.

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'This is a little gem of a book, it provides the reader with a perspective on a number of discussions that are taking place in social work on a day to day basis. David Howe adopts a neutral stance, delivered in a readable style.' - Dave Mason, Staffordshire University

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