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|Title:||A profession with dual foci: Are we losing the balance?||Author(s):||Tsui, Ming Sum
Pak, Michael Chui Man
Chu, W. C. K.
|Issue Date:||2012||Publisher:||Routledge||Journal:||China Journal of Social Work||Volume:||5||Issue:||2||Start page:||163||End page:||172||Abstract:||
Individual and social are the two foci of the mission of change that drives the social work profession. This dual-focus provides not only a cultural mechanism by which the profession can negotiate its professional boundaries but the flexibility for the profession to adjust its focus when its social assignment changes. However, the uncritical pursuit of a full-fledged professional status within a neoliberal ideology is upsetting the balance of these two foci and may weaken the long term adaptability of the profession.
|URI:||https://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/1524||DOI:||10.1080/17525098.2012.680943||CIHE Affiliated Publication:||No|
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