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Evidence-based social work: a guide for the perplexed

NEWMAN Tony, et al
Russell House
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Place of publication:
Lyme Regis

This book advises practitioners on how to: formulate practice questions and find information which can answer these questions; and appraise the information for trustworthiness and relevance build this process into practice on a regular basis. Many of the procedures and principles discussed will also be relevant to the broader social care workforce, and to allied professions. This resource explains not only the 'what’ of evidence-based practice, or the 'why', but also the 'how'. Containing many practical examples and case studies, it is an introduction on how an evidence-based approach to social work can become a reality. It seeks to base practice on the best possible evidence of its effectiveness, with information relevant to decision making, according to the difference made between stronger and weaker evidence.

Subject terms:
research implementation, social work methods, social work theories, decision making, evidence-based practice, good practice;
Content type:
practice guidance
The impact of guides on practice and the quality of service
ISBN print:
1 903855 55 1

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NEWMAN Tony, et al
Russell House
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research implementation , social work methods , social work theories , decision making , evidence-based practice , good practice

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