Spirituality and social work

Authored by: Beth R. Crisp

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315445489-22

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, there has been a growing recognition that social work practice needs to take account of the spiritual dimension of the lives of service users. However, much of the academic literature reflects the concerns of social workers in North America and the UK and new voices are emerging from different contexts and challenging and extending the dominant paradigms. A growing internationalization of interest in spirituality amongst social workers has not only broadened the scope of practice contexts in which spirituality is being explored but also the methodological paradigms being used.

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