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Integrating religion and belief in social work practice: an exploratory study

Integrating religion and belief in social work practice: an exploratory study

Pentaris, Panagiotis ORCID: 0000-0001-5593-8555 (2020) Integrating religion and belief in social work practice: an exploratory study. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. ISSN 1531-3204 (Print), 1531-3212 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2020.1855493)

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Abstract

This exploratory study examines how social work practitioners in England integrate service users’ religion, belief and spiritual identities. The study involved 34 semi-structured interviews with Qualified Social Workers and took a qualitative investigational perspective. By means of thematic analysis, the study suggests that practitioners employ either avoidant or utilitarian approaches, which may indeed be a coping strategy before the vast religious plurality in practice. The study also highlights when professionals perceive religion, belief and spirituality important. Those times are a) initial assessments, b) conditional intervention, c) referrals and d) response to this subject when safeguarding and child protection issues arise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social work, non religion, religion, belief, spirituality, practice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Inequalities
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Applied Sociology Research (CASR)
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2021 01:38
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30411

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