Part two of the essay will critically evaluate a single social work method used in the example case study. Specific reference will illustrate how this method has an influence and how it supports, or not, anti- discriminatory practice. In conclusion, the final part of this essay will be a reflection on the knowledge base the student has gained from the social work methods' module. It will show how comprehension of this module will instruct future practice in the social care field. Furthermore, it will, in addition, be necessary to demonstrate how the student has approached the project. T...
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...e modules in DANOS (Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards). The non professional is not able to draw on knowledge in the same way as a professional’s and will rely on a more common sense approach to working with service users. Howe, (1987) suggests that commonsense is a particular understand that an individual has, and the individual believes there is no other way of seeing it.
The professional social worker will also work from. A systematic skill base and evidence based practice, but also a value and ethics based practice. Values are basically how professional people should treat service users with a deep understanding of right and wrong. Vigilante (1974) (cited in Barnard, A.2008) calls values the ‘fulcrum of practice’. These values and ethics benefit the service user as they receive a professional service in the professional relationship.
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