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Medical social service units of six acute hospitals participated in this study to examine the utilisation patterns, functions, and outcomes of medical social services provided to patients visiting Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) in Hong Kong. The results showed that, contrary to the...
The role as a counsellor has long been recognised as an inherent role for social workers in psychiatric services. In Hong Kong, this role was recognised but not supported by the government. This paper is an account of an original research on the counselling role of social workers in psychiatric...
Increasing older people's participation in society is important in ageing policies worldwide. There is a need to understand the challenges for health professionals of transforming policy on participation into liberating social change practices on the ground. This paper explores the meaning,...
This article aims to examine the differences between the assumptions of social work and the assumptions of positivism. The article focuses on the influences of positivism on child welfare social work and the resulting unintended consequences. The alternative research methodologies that are more...
This report is based on a study conducted in 2001, of the burnout phenomenon of school social workers in Hong Kong. The major purpose is to describe the pattern of burnout of school social workers in a context of changes introduced by the Hong Kong Government to improve the cost-effectiveness of...
This paper explores two key questions: (1) What ideas are embodied in the concept of social entrepreneurship and how do these ideas resonate with or differ from more traditional notions of social work practice? (2) Should social work educators engage in teaching the theory and practice of social...
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