Social Work Under Pressure: How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace (BOK)

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Stress, fatigue and burnout are serious problems in the social work profession. High case loads, staff shortages, budget cuts and the challenging nature of the job contribute to high levels of stress, and social workers can crack under the pressure. This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace stress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. Part 1 outlines how stress, fatigue, burnout and trauma can be identified; how they impact upon social workers; and, how self-care strategies can help. Part 2 explores stress in particular settings, covering frontline practice, working with trauma, working with aggressive clients, bullying and violence in the workplace, and making mistakes. Practical strategies and tools appropriate to each situation are demonstrated. This book is rooted in the reality of everyday social work, incorporating the views and experiences of a host of practising social workers. This readable book full of practical techniques and tips will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress and burnout.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forlag
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9781849051163
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social work