EVOLVEMENT OF VOICE OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND USERS IN INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION

Social Group Work: Building a Professional Collective of Hospital Social Workers

Joanne Sulman, MSW, RSWDiane Savage, MSW, RSWPaul Vrooman, MSW, RSWMaureen McGillivray, MSW, RSW

SUMMARY. Deconstruction of traditional social work departments can isolate social workers from their primary source of professional affiliation, leaving them without the support to take stands on controversial patient care issues. This paper describes an alternative: the building of a powerful social work collective based on social group work theory that potentiates professional practice while transcending management forms. The model includes group supervision, but moves ...

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