Knowledge development for social work practice in health

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Originally I was asked to discuss research for health practice. But research is a specialized and sometimes formidable enterprise. Many consider it removed from workaday practice. In short, research may be construed as somebody else’s business. The orderly development of practice knowledge depends, I argue, just as much on line practitioners as on evaluators and researchers. To enhance our knowledge, all of us need to be imbued with a common sense of purpose and a common language. And many steps are required in addition to formal, high-budget, long-term, controlled research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvancing Social Work Practice in the Health Care Field
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Issues and New Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781136565649
ISBN (Print)086656232X, 9780866562324
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


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