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Self-care, an overlooked core competency in paediatric social work

By Lucy Warner Contrary to popular belief, not all social workers in New Zealand work for Oranga Tamariki, nor are they all “middle-aged, grey haired woman in bright coloured but comfortable clothes, wearing a Māori pendant and comfortable shoes” (Staniforth, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the ‘work’ of health social work

By Jane T Social work has a long and respected history within health care settings (Giles, 2013). Within New Zealand, health social work has a sixty year history, marked by a number of key changes (Beddoe & Deeney, 2012). Social … Continue reading

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Health social work: No day the same

By Jennz It was Day 1 and I was entering the hospital as a student social worker, in acute allied health.  This is the area of practice where I had always envisaged myself working.  What was in store for me … Continue reading

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