Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Values of Social Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Richard Hugman
      Pages 5-29
    3. Richard Hugman
      Pages 54-79
  3. The Commodification of Social Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-84
    2. Richard Hugman
      Pages 85-108
    3. Richard Hugman
      Pages 109-134
    4. Richard Hugman
      Pages 135-160
  4. The Professions in Social Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-164
    2. Richard Hugman
      Pages 165-187
    3. Richard Hugman
      Pages 188-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-246

About this book


Changes in ideas about social welfare have required caring professions to adapt their practices in ways which have challenged their underlying values and their relationships with service users. Focusing on nursing, remedial therapy and social work, this book examines core social values expressed through policy. The implications of these ideas for the caring professions in social welfare are explored, as are important questions about the use of industrial and commercial metaphors in health and human services.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Hugman
    • 1
  1. 1.Curtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

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