Experiences of social workers in primary care in Ireland

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Title: Experiences of social workers in primary care in Ireland
Authors: Ní Raghallaigh, Muireann
Allen, Mary
Cunniffe, Rosemary
Quin, Suzanne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5427
Date: 20-Nov-2013
Abstract: This article presents the findings of research conducted with social workers in primary health care teams in Ireland. Data from questionnaires and from a focus group were analysed. The findings draw attention to the nature of the role of the primary care social worker, including both the satisfying and challenging aspects of this role. It was evident that the participants liked the generic nature of their role and the fact that they worked with non-mandated clients. However, they encountered challenges related to resources, management structures and interdisciplinary work. The findings shed light on an area of social work that has been underresearched.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Copyright (published version): 2013, Taylor & Francis Group
Keywords: Primary care;Social Work;Health;Ireland
DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2013.834030
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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