Journal Article

The Research Potential of Mental-Health Social Workers: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Senior Mental-Health Service Managers

Niall McCrae, Joanna Murray, Peter Huxley and Sherrill Evans

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 1, pages 55-71
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch162
The Research Potential of Mental-Health Social Workers: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Senior Mental-Health Service Managers

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Social workers have undoubtedly played a significant role in mental-health care in Britain. Yet their contribution to the mental-health knowledge base is decidedly meagre compared to the prolific research activity of psychiatry and allied health professions. A qualitative study was conducted on the research potential of mental-health social work, based on the views of senior service managers in London boroughs. Social-work research was found to suffer from a combination of structural, economic and academic constraints. The impact of social work on mental-health policy and practice developments, particularly in the light of a growing emphasis on evidence-based practice, is likely to remain weak until this issue is addressed.

Keywords: Mental health; integrated services; research

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Subjects: Social Work

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