Spirituality and sexuality

Exploring tensions in everyday relationship-based practice

Authored by: Janet Melville-Wiseman

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138931220
eBook ISBN: 9781315679853
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315679853.ch29

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Abstract

Contemporary social work practice in the United Kingdom is characterised by inherent tensions, whether at the heart of decisions about removing children from abusive situations, ordepriving people with mental health needs of their liberty if they pose an unacceptable risk to themselves or others. Perhaps less obvious tensions exist for social workers at the intersection ofreligion or spirituality and sexuality.

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