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Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners

Published on Jan 1, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9
Manohar Pawar11
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Richard Hugman21
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(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
+ 1 AuthorsArthur Anscombe2
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Dimensions of character are often overlooked in professional practice at the expense of the development of technical competence and operational efficiency. Drawing on philosophical accounts of virtue ethics and positive psychology, the present work attempts to elevate the role of ‘good’ character in the professional domain. A ‘good’ professional is ideally one that exemplifies dimensions of character informed by sound judgement. A total of 2340 professionals, from five discrete professions, were...
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#1Manohar Pawar (CSU: Charles Sturt University)H-Index: 11
AbstractThis article discusses why and how social workers need to engage in social policy practice and how such engagement necessitates political action. The local conditions relating to health, education, housing, employment, gender equality and socioeconomic infrastructure in majority of communities in the Asia Pacific region are largely neglected by professional social workers. To make a difference in those communities and to do justice to their own professional values and principles, social ...
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