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Discuss the relationship between the role of social worker and the core value base. Consider changing the role of social worker in today(TM)s society.

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Ellana Chughtai Access to Health and Social Care Foundations in Care Studies: Policy, Principles and Practice Discuss the relationship between the role of social worker and the core value base. Consider changing the role of social worker in today's society. In writing this essay, I will be looking the relationship between the role of the social worker and the core value base and I will then be considering the changing role of social workers in today's society. I will also be looking at the historical concepts how social work has changed from the 1960s to the present day. It is considered that as a social worker a client comes to you with their problems, you advice them and the sort out the problem or issue. There are many groups of people that need social workers. But this is not always the case as there any many things that can in the way and it is not always good as it seems. ...read more.


But now with increasing technology it is easier to make big mistakes and there many people that can hack into computer system to steal information. But with firewalls and virus protection, these problems are ironed. But on the other hand, there have been news articles recently of business men leaving highly confidential information on the train. Another thing is different is not continued emotional involvement does not always apply as you cannot get emotionally involved with service user's problems. In the 1960s, it was more about individualisation, but this not always the case and now it is more about statistics, government targets and yearly community care reviews. In the 1970s and 1980s, the focus on social work, was societal, for example public, shared and collective in the same decade, there were many laws coming out. For example, people with disabilities were instead moved to community settings rather than long stay hospital or establishments. That was a lot different to what it was previously were people were sent the long stay hospitals. ...read more.


if the service user has depression, another example is that you have a service that lives in poverty due to not working and is on a low income. Surely suggesting to the client that working would be a way forward. Social workers should recognize the important of human relationships and how it could impact of service users, for example living with friends and family instead of being alone. Social workers behave in a trust worthy matter that promotes good care, for example not turning up late for work or drunk. But at the same time should competent in what they are doing to ensure they do not cost someone their life. To conclude, there are many reasons why social work has changed over the past 50 years, social work used to be a place where people came to you when they had a crisis and the problem was solved, but nowadays it is more about Government targets, seeing the service users as customers, but at the same time there has been many issues that have happened where social work is really needed. ...read more.

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