Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Robert Adams
    Pages 1-24
  3. Robert Adams
    Pages 25-42
  4. Robert Adams
    Pages 43-53
  5. Robert Adams
    Pages 54-71
  6. Robert Adams
    Pages 72-94
  7. Robert Adams
    Pages 95-115
  8. Robert Adams
    Pages 136-160
  9. Robert Adams
    Pages 183-201
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 202-221

About this book


Originally published as Self Help, Social Work and Empowerment, this fully revised second edition sets out a framework for the development of empowering social work in different domains. It examines the inherently problematic concept of empowerment in social work, the tensions between the consumerism informing the operation of markets in health and social care in the wake of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 and the development of an empowering practice.


empowerment Evaluation social work

About the authors

ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, and Visiting Professor to the School of Health, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Work and Empowerment and Quality Social Work.

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