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e-Professionalism and the Ethical Use of Technology in Social Work

Published on Apr 3, 2017in Australian Social Work
· DOI :10.1080/0312407X.2016.1221790
Donna Anne McAuliffe13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Griffith University),
Sharlene Nipperess3
Estimated H-index: 3
(RMIT: RMIT University)
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#1Chitat Chan (CityU: City University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 8
#2Michael J. Holosko (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 15
Objectives:Information and communications technology (ICT) has impacted almost all human service disciplines and currently is evolving in social work. This study provides a systematic review of ICT-enhanced social work interventions, with particular reference to their intervention fidelity (IF), validity, and the role of ICT in the helping relationship process.Method:We assessed specific articles published in journals classified under the “Social Work” research area in the Social Science Citatio...
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#1Steven Baker (La Trobe University)H-Index: 6
#2Jeni Warburton (La Trobe University)H-Index: 25
Last. Jan Pascal (La Trobe University)H-Index: 8
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Australia is experiencing a period of immense cultural change predicated on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). New devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and the social iterations of the internet are impacting on communication patterns and contributing to the merging of people's online and offline lives. Using Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells's theory of the Network Society as a theoretical foundation, this issues paper posits that social work must overcome its...
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#1Jim RogersH-Index: 3
#2Sue WatlingH-Index: 3
This book will help students develop their understanding of how the internet is impacting on social work education and practice in 21st century. Essential reading for students interested in the influence of digital technology and social media, including the impact of digital divides, this book looks at how the value-base of social work can have a positive effect on service users and carers who engage with digital services.
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#1Peter Humphries (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Social Work is just beginning to consider the full impact of technology on practice. In this paper the experience of social workers working in Centrelink, the Australian Government's service delivery organisation, is explored in the context of Centrelink's increased reliance on technology to deliver its services to six million Australians. The results of a survey that indicated nearly one half of Centrelink's social workers have received no formal training in how to use the technologies...
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#1Scheryl Hayhoe (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 1
#2Maureen F. Dollard (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 43
Abstract Computer technology is now an every day aspect of both our personal and professional lives. Recently however, concern has been raised as to the preparedness of social work students to use this tool effectively when entering the practice setting. This paper sets out to address the issue by investigating the extent and ways in which computer technology is included in four-year full time Australian social work degree programs. A national study of Australian academics was conducted and the ...
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#1Julie Cwikel (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)H-Index: 26
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