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Social work beyond the pandemic: Exploring social work values for a new eco-social world

Banks, Sarah; Bertotti, Teresa; Cairns, Lynne; Shears, Jane; Shum, Michelle; Sobočan, Ana M; Strom, Kimberly; Úriz, María Jesús

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Authors

Teresa Bertotti

Lynne Cairns lynne.o.cairns@durham.ac.uk
Research Assistant/Associate

Jane Shears

Michelle Shum

Ana M Sobočan

Kimberly Strom

María Jesús Úriz



Abstract

This article draws on a series of international research-focused webinars with social workers in 2022. They were designed to examine the rethinking of professional values during the pandemic in the context of other global crises, particularly the climate emergency. Participants readily shared ethical issues relating to self-care, digital working and reduced bureaucracy during the pandemic and implications for future practice. The need for holistic, community-based approaches integrating social, health and economic aspects of people’s lives arose, and the importance of seeing humans as part of the natural world (eco-social approaches). Awareness of newer post-anthropocentric and posthuman philosophies was less evident.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 12, 2024
Online Publication Date Feb 15, 2024
Publication Date Feb 15, 2024
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2024
Publicly Available Date Feb 27, 2024
Journal International Social Work
Print ISSN 0020-8728
Electronic ISSN 1461-7234
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728241227062
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2288417

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