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dc.contributor.authorCumming, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Eileenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKain, Silvanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorTonge, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.editorChristine Bigby & Mel Grayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:48:47Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:48:47Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-14T23:14:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0312407Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17043
dc.description.abstractOne of the most contentious issues in social work practice concerns what should be written about people who access social work services, how comprehensively, and in what format social work assessments, interventions and outcomes should be documented. The present paper describes a structured approach linked to an action research project that was undertaken by hospital social workers to identify and minimise problems associated with documentation in the medical record. The social work ethics audit provided social work staff with a risk management tool that highlighted documentation as a key area of ethical risk. Through a process of evaluation existing recording practices, social workers were able to meet the challenge of improving social work recording in medical records, returning it to its proper place as a vital component of clinical and ethical practice rather than as an administrative task submerged beneath competing priorities. It was anticipated that the social work documentation proforma that resulted from the ethics audit process would have applicability in other health care settings.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom239en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto257en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionJune 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Social Worken_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume60en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370201en_US
dc.titleRaising the Titanic: Rescuing Social Work Documentation from the Sea of Ethical Risken_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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