The role of evidence-based practice is one of most central and
controversial issues in social work today. This concise text
introduces key concepts and processes of evidence-based practice
whilst engaging with contemporary debates about its relevance and
practicality. Evidence-based Practice in Social Work provides both
an argument for the importance of evidence-based practice in social
work and fresh perspectives on its controversies and organizational
prerequisites. It gives an accessible overview of: Why
evidence-based practice is relevant to social work.The challenges
that the realities of social work practice present to models of
evidence-based practice.Concepts of evidence-based practice as a
process and professional culture. The role and nature of evidence.
How evidence-based practice can be implemented and the importance
of the organisational context.The globalization of evidence-based
practice, including issues of cultural diversity and adaptability
of evidence-based interventions.Controversies and criticism of
evidence-based practice. Written by internationally well-respected
experts, this text is an important read for all those with an
interest in the area, from social work students to academics and
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