Social work and the medical profession-arguments against unconditional collaboration

Paul Bywaters

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    The history and major texts of medical social work emphasize the need for collaboration with the medical profession. However there is a less visible history of conflict between medicine and social work. It is proposed that a critique of medicine's contribution to health provides the foundation for a statement of principles for a social model of health for social work practice. Collaboration with medicine should be negotiated on the basis of such principles, rather than unconditional.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)661-667
    Number of pages7
    JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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