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Social work profession in keeping up with its historical tradition continues to be challenged with the formidable task of assisting their fellow citizens to deal with uncertainties within their environments. Any attempts to present ideas for the preparation of competent professional social...
Poverty is relative to time and place, and must be viewed in relation to the socio-cultural background of the society. Implications of poverty for social work education for countries in the West as well as the third world are discussed in this paper.
‘Helping people to help themselves’ has always been a motto of social work intervention. This paper reviews existing literature on the contribution of self-help groups. The case example of the ‘New Voice Club’ in Hong Kong, a self-help organization for laryngectomees, will be used to illustrate...
This article reports the significant findings of an empirical investigation of 60 Chinese cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in Hong Kong. Taking into consideration its multi-faceted characteristics, social support was operationalized in social network analysis, subjective perception of...
Abuse and use of drugs are conditioned and reinforced through social interaction with significant others in one's life. The clinical data shows that addictive behaviour is in real sense a secondary problem, and a manifestation of the primary problem of dysfunction in the families of addicts. The...
The relationship between theory and practice in social work has long been perceived as one of the most problematic issues facing the profession. This article examines the empirical research on theory and practice in social work and endeavours to answer the question “Why is there such a perceived...
The Paper examines selected aspects of transcultural psychiatry with a view to demonstrating the changes in theorizing that have taken place. It denotes a shift from conventional psychiatric theorizing based on epidemiological studies to a ‘new transcultural psychiatry’ which provided a broader...
The development of organized welfare services does not have a very long history in Hong Kong. As social problems grow in scope as well as in complexity, there is an increasing awareness of the need for trained personnel. Though achievements have been seen in both social welfare services and...
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