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dc.contributor.authorFurness, Sheila M.*
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Philip A.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-28T10:10:29Z
dc.date.available2014-04-28T10:10:29Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationFurness SM and Gilligan PA (2012) 'It Never Came Up': Encouragements and Discouragements to Addressing Religion and Belief in Professional Practice--What Do Social Work Students Have To Say? British Journal of Social Work. 44(3): 763-781.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5978
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on the findings of questionnaires completed by fifty-seven social work students studying at four universities in northern England and the English midlands. The questionnaires surveyed students' views about the extent to which issues of religion and belief had been discussed in practice settings over a twelve-month period. A range of factors are identified that either encourage or discourage them from considering or exploring religion and belief in their work, in relation to the attitudes of colleagues and service users, themselves and their agencies. Their responses suggest that individual perspectives on and experiences of religion together with the informal views of colleagues determine whether and how religion and belief are acknowledged as significant and relevant. Students reported that few agencies promoted any opportunity for staff development and training in respect of this area, perhaps because issues of religion and belief are not considered important or are given less priority amongst other issues and responsibilities.en
dc.subjectReligion; Belief; Practice; Barriers; Agency; REF 2014
dc.title'It Never Came Up': Encouragements and Discouragements to Addressing Religion and Belief in Professional Practice--What Do Social Work Students Have To Say?
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcs140


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