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activity directed toward accomplishing something.
social work the activity of a social worker; work designed to promote the welfare of an individual or group.
social work/counseling in the omaha system, the planning by a social worker or counselor to promote the welfare of individuals or families.

social work

Provision of social services (in fields such as child welfare, criminal justice, hospital-based medicine, or mental health) and the promotion of social welfare by a professionally trained person. Social work often involves advocacy and aid for individuals who are poor, elderly, homeless, unemployed, or discriminated against in society because of gender, race, or other biases.
See also: work
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Today, all graduates of the US Army-Fayetteville State University Master of Social Work Program enter the SWIP immediately after graduation.
The differences in how global social issues are understood by social work students are explored in the article "Using Video as Pedagogy for Globally Connected Learning About the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.
Current social trends have caused the cultural context of direct social work practice to change yet again.
In an effort to increase the pool of social workers and instructors, Gary Bailey, former president of the National Association of Social Workers and associate professor at the Simmons College School of Social Work, said social work leaders are looking at the need for more qualified instructors.
There are lots of books out there that cover general social work practice in health care settings but not any that I know of on the specific practice of public health social work.
Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the social work career field to grow 30 percent by 2010.
The need to have a baseline understanding of statistics is extremely important for the social work professional.
Modern Social Work Practice is an interactive book designed to provide readers with an opportunity to engage with key aspects of current social work practice.
In 1975 health care was regarded as one of the largest and fastest growing fields in the United States, and the role of social work in health had a long, established history, dating back to Richard Cabot's establishment of the first medical social work program at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1905.
The book also examines the breadth of social work practice in a way that acknowledges its uniquely Australian aspects.
Occupations in nursing, social work and physiotherapy continue to be female dominated, and to understand this phenomenon better, one needs to understand the social structure of women in the workforce, says Heap.

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