State Definitions of Social Work Practice: Implications for our Professional Identity.

@article{Hill2017StateDO,
  title={State Definitions of Social Work Practice: Implications for our Professional Identity.},
  author={Katharine Miller Hill and Sondra Joanne Fogel and Linda Plitt Donaldson and Christina M. Erickson},
  journal={Journal of evidence-informed social work},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          266-279
        }
}
PURPOSE For over a century, the social work profession has been concerned with describing the unique and specific characteristics that define its core functions in society; however, the profession has yet to agree to a single definition of social work. In the absence of a unifying definition, 51 different statutory definitions of social work have been created by each state and the District of Columbia. METHODS Using qualitative methods, each statutory definition of social work was analyzed to… CONTINUE READING
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