Enhancing Social Work Management: Theory and Best Practice from the UK and USA

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Jane Aldgate, Janet Seden, Wendy Rose
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 15 gen 2007 - 320 pagine

This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA.

Contradictory forces affect the act of management, such as the imperatives driving the introduction of new control systems which exist alongside the requirement to cut resources. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. They cover key topics including the implementation of change in the childcare sector; diversity - looking at the ways in which care managers can more effectively serve a growing multicultural and global society; performance measurement; the impact of electronic technologies and telecommunications; risk and safety in the workplace; and ethics in making personnel decisions, managing finances, planning and maintaining key relationships.

This will be essential reading for social workers and human services managers, and students in health and social welfare internationally.

 

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Sommario

Current Trends in Human Services Management
17
Involving and Empowering Staff through Participatory Management
35
Chapter 3 Improving Performance in Social Work through Positive Approaches to Managing Change
57
Chapter 4 Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Managers
81
A Learning Agenda for Change
105
Chapter 6 Managing Diversity in Social Services Settings
127
Chapter 7 Liability and Safety Issues in Human Services Management
149
Reflections from Research and Practice
179
Implications for Social Work and Social Care Managers
217
Chapter 11 Managing Diverse Sources of Funding
245
The Pivotal Role of Service Managers in Implementation
263
REFERENCES
291
CONTRIBUTORS
310
SUBJECT INDEX
311
AUTHOR INDEX
316
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Lessons from Practice
199

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Informazioni sull'autore (2007)

Wendy Rose is Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK, and works on national and international child welfare research and development projects. She was previously a senior civil servant advising the government on children's policy.

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