publication . Article . 2017

Towards a Typology of Social Work Assessments: Developing practice in Malaysia, Nepal, United Kingdom and Vietnam

Parker, Jonathan; Ashencaen Crabtree, Sara; Azman, A.; Nikku, B.R.; Nguyen, U.T.T.;
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  • Published: 11 Dec 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper offers a cross-cultural, comparative analysis of social work assessments across four countries: Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam and the UK. Data were gathered from interviews with social work practitioners in each country, from agencies and from policy sources. Social work assessment is understood as a broad but ubiquitous task which concerns the analysis and exploration of social situations, human conditions and needs and acts as a precursor to social work action oriented towards change. Meanings associated with social work assessment are used to introduce an explanatory model by which to offer comparisons and contrasts of some of the ways that social worke...
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