Professional Social Work Practice – conclusion

Social work practice plays a critical role in addressing social injustice and enhancing human well-being. This paper evaluates the components that are critical to an effective framework of professional social work practice, the role of self-care in enhancing social work outcomes and importance of evaluating social work effectiveness.

Critical components of social work practice include values, knowledge, skills and self. Knowledge and skills help one to develop interventions that are suited to the working environment. Values help one to remain core to the mission of social work despite the challenge of opposing forces. With respect to self, enhancing ones self-care could help to mitigate work-related stress that may affect ones performance in social work. Finally, although imprecise, valuation methods that encompass reported and experienced preferences could help ascertain the effectiveness of a social work program

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