|Stress in Social Work|
Citing specific social work scenarios in the United Kingdom, author Richard Davies examines the dynamics of our profession which lead to stress among social work administrators and front line staff.
Davies begins by telling us:
Davies' book is a compilation of works from various authors and deals primarily with social work in the United Kingdom, although many of the obstacles faced by social workers in the UK parallel those faced by American social workers. He writes:
The book delves into real-life cases handled by front-line social workers and managers in the UK, citing specific legal decisions and legislation. The underlying theme of the book is that society pressures government to provide services but paradoxically provides scant resources for social workers to carry out their mandate.
One survey cited in this book found that of 524 social workers, 96% found their jobs to be "stressful." Seventy-seven percent reported awareness of stress-related physical symptoms, and 58% felt they manifested physiological symptoms of stress (p. 159).
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