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Disability: Psychiatric Disabilities

W. Patrick Sullivan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4483 words.

The psychosocial catastrophe that accompanies serious mental illness negatively impacts individual performance and success in all key life domains. A person-in-environment perspective, and...

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Empowerment Practice

Ruth J. Parsons and Jean East.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2362 words.

The concept of empowerment has deep roots in social work practice. Building upon the work of empowerment theorists of the 1980s and 1990s and applied broadly in the 2000s [Itzhaky and York...

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Ethics in Research

Jeane W. Anastas.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6481 words.

Social work researchers hold themselves to general ethical standards for biomedical and social science research and to the values specific to social work. This article describes (a) the...

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Evidence-Informed Social Work Practice

S. J. Dodd and Andrea Savage.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9088 words.

Evidence-informed practice (EIP) is a model that incorporates best available research evidence; client’s needs, values, and preferences; practitioner wisdom; and theory into the clinical...

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Quality of Care

Enola Proctor and J. Curtis McMillen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2194 words.

Assessing and improving the quality of social services is one of the most pressing concerns for social work practice and research. Practice in nearly every setting is affected by...

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Randomized Control Trials

Phyllis Solomon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8176 words.

This entry defines Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and puts them in an historical context. It provides an understanding of the distinction between efficacy and effectiveness RCTs and...

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Supervision

Lawrence Shulman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6333 words.

Supervision of students and practitioners has been important to social work since its earliest evolution as a recognized profession. Central to the process is the idea of one professional...

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