Assessments in social work with adults

Open University Press
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Part of the Social Work Pocketbooks series, this guide offers practical approaches to conducting assessments in adult social care. It aims to show social workers how to make their assessments the best, most effective and person-centred they can be. Separate chapters cover the topics of: preparing for the assessment; good assessment manners; the social worker's role in the assessment; different types of assessment; and dealing with problems. The book focuses on the `person to person' relationship in assessment and considers important areas such as: being well prepared; asking difficult questions; establishing trust and reducing anxieties; dealing with assessment problems; and the importance of the social worker in communication and relationship building. The book includes practical examples, advice and tips, including how to deal with pitfalls. Checklists are included at the end of each chapter.

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person-centred care, social workers, social worker-service user relationships, adult social care, assessment;
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