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Council found to have racially discriminated against social worker lodges second appeal

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. A council found by an employment tribunal to have racially discriminated against a social worker has lodged a second challenge to the decision after losing its initial appeal. Leicester City Council has sought permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal after the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) last month rejected its challenge against a ruling that it had discriminated against Bindu Parma

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Mental Health Organizations Decry Supreme Court Decision Upholding the Criminalization People who are Unhoused

Social Work Blog

PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Association for Rural Mental Health, and National Association of Social Workers on June 28 released the following statement responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Johnson v. Grants Pass : Today the Supreme Court held that laws that criminalize sleeping in public when no safe and accessible shelter options are available are not cru

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I saw my mum forced to fight and cajole as a carer. When will politicians end the conspiracy of silence on adult social care? | Rory Kinnear

The Guardian

There are millions of carers, exhausted and sick of broken promises, yet neither Labour nor the Tories seem serious about reform My sister, Karina, suffered a lack of oxygen at birth causing her to have multiple complex health problems. For most of her life, after my father’s death, my mother was her sole carer. During that time, Mum argued and fought and shouted and cajoled and wrote and championed and filled-in-forms and coerced and harassed and endured and chivvied and filled-in-different-for

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My vision can become a reality, but we have yet to achieve it.

MQ Mental Health

MQ Ambassador Dr Esther Beierl is a data scientist, trial statistician, and psychometrician in psychology and mental health research (currently the University of Cambridge, previously the University of Oxford), yoga teacher, and personal trainer. She also has personal lived experience of mental health conditions. For Research Appreciation Day, Esther explains why data science is integral for mental health research.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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Labour urged to prioritise social work after huge election victory

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Labour has returned to power with an overwhelming victory in the 2024 general election. With two more results due to come in, the party has won 412 seats, giving it a majority in the House of Commons of at least 174. Keir Starmer has become Labour’s first prime minister since Gordon Brown left office in 2010 and is now appointing his cabinet.

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Successful seminar on eco-social work In Rotterdam, Netherlands

International Federation of Social Workers

The IFSW Europe is glad to share the Successful seminar on eco-social work held in Rotterdam, Netherlands June 13 & 14 2024.

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Why I Hate Self-Compassion (But Might Embrace It Anyway)

Nnatasha Tracy

While I believe that everyone deserves it, I hate self-compassion. It seems like everyone should want self-compassion, and yet I don't want to give it to myself. This may sound counterintuitive, especially coming from someone in the mental health field. If you find yourself hating the idea of self-compassion or wonder why someone else would hate it, read on.

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Fostering Families: a relationship-based alternative to separating them

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. By Zoe Ash and Toni Mayo Many statutory social workers find themselves in an uncomfortable dilemma when carrying out their duties. Contrary to the values that lead most into their profession, we can find ourselves in the profoundly uncomfortable position of causing unequivocal psychological harm when separating children from their parents.

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Commonwealth Health Ministers Commit to Tackling Global Workforce Challenges in Health and Social Services

International Federation of Social Workers

The 36th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM), held on 24-25 May 2024, spotlighted the pressing global challenges faced by the health and social services workforce.

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Life as an unpaid carer in the UK: ‘I feel unseen and unheard – and politicians don’t offer much’

The Guardian

A daughter who gave up full-time work to help look after her mother reveals her emotional and financial struggle Unpaid UK carers ‘face financial hit that can last decades’ We’re in the haematology department at the hospital and they call my mum in. We go inside, sit down and the doctor tells us the results of the test: she has myeloma – blood cancer – but will need a bone marrow test to confirm it.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness

CAPC

A palliative care clinician explains the ins and outs of nausea and vomiting in people living with serious illness, including causes, treatment, and patient-education.

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Postgraduate apprenticeships provide new route into social work

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. A new route has opened up to become a social worker in England with the launch of postgraduate apprenticeships. Three master’s apprenticeship courses have been approved by Social Work England with a further three seeking validation to start taking students.

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Ask Nicole: Do We Need a MOU for Our Partnership?

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. As your organization builds partnerships with other organizations, engaging the right partners is crucial to facilitating a process that’s mutually beneficial. The success of these partnerships hinges not just on the shared vision but also on the clarity and structures. One of the most effective ways [.

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Migrant nurse wins legal boost in unfair dismissal claim against UK firm

The Guardian

Exclusive: ‘Vital’ recognition of migrant care worker’s plight may pave way for more cases, says union leader A migrant nurse could be eligible for a significant payout from a British healthcare company after an employment judge ruled he was likely to win his case for unfair dismissal, in a judgment that could pave the way for dozens of other such cases.

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American Heart Association's Releases Scientific Statement about Palliative Care

CAPC

The American Heart Association states that palliative care is beneficial for people living with cardiovascular disease in managing symptoms and improving their quality of life.

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Message from IASSW President

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Welcome Message from Prof. Antoinette Lombard , IASSW President Prof. Prof. Antoinette Lombard , IASSW President (2024-2028) Download message in text : [link] Message from Prof. Annamaria Campanini, Immediate Past President IASSW The post Message from IASSW President first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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Sleep Psycho-education

Prosper Health Collective

The Importance of Sleep Getting good quality sleep is important for our wellbeing and quality of life. Sleep supports a variety of areas of physical, mental and emotional functioning such as: Physical health – growth and repair of our bodies, immune functioning, energy levels. Cognitive functioning – such as memory, learning and concentration.

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‘A lot of stereotypes to break’: Children’s Inquiry musical explores life in care in Britain

The Guardian

Children’s experiences form basis of play that weaves 150 years of care system history into narrative When theatre-makers Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks gathered with a small group of children in a theatre in Essex five years ago, the plan was simple: discuss the care system. Woodhead and Monks are co-directors of Lung Theatre , a company that has made a name for itself by tackling weighty subjects, such as the Chilcot inquiry , housing evictions and, most recently , the spate of self-inflicted d

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Improving Outcomes for Patients with Cancer and SUD with Palliative Care

CAPC

Pharmacy Times article highlights the importance of integrating harm reduction strategies in palliative care for people with cancer and SUD.

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Lifetime Award Speech — Associate Professor Wassie Kebede, Ethiopia

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Dr Kebede was honoured during the online Day of the African Child Students Conference on 14 June. Here is video : Lifetime Award Speech — Associate Professor Wassie Kebede, Ethiopia Wassie Kebede was born in Northwestern province of Ethiopia in 1968. Currently he is associate professor of social work and social development and has already applied for full professor in social work.

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Virtual Nurse Jobs and Telehealth: Help More People in More Places

Relias

What are virtual nursing and telehealth? Virtual nursing and telehealth are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Telehealth is a broader term that encompasses the use of technology to deliver healthcare services remotely. Virtual nursing is a subset of telehealth. Telehealth includes telemedicine, which is the diagnosis and treatment of patients via video or phone, as well as other services, such as remote patient monitoring, health education, and dat

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New prime minister will face a range of urgent priorities from day one

The Guardian

An imminent Nato summit, bursting prisons and another strike by junior doctors for starters mean whoever takes the keys to No 10 will have little to no time to celebrate UK election live – latest updates The campaign is over, but it’s only now that the really hard work begins. Every new prime minister faces a bulging in-tray of issues, decisions and potential mishaps, but this one will be arguably more laden than most.

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We’re Listening: Tell Us About Your Work with Clients on COVID-19 Vaccines

NASW Foundation

Do you have eight minutes to help your fellow social workers? We want to know your thoughts on discussing COVID-19 vaccines with clients, and your experience with NASW’s Connect to End COVID-19.

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We’re Listening: Tell Us About Your Work with Clients on COVID-19 Vaccines

Social Work Blog

Do you have eight minutes to help your fellow social workers? We want to know your thoughts on discussing COVID-19 vaccines with clients, and your experience with NASW’s Connect to End COVID-19 initiative. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers to have informed conversations with clients about COVID-19 vaccination.

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Why Palliative Care Should Be Included in Anorexia Treatment

CAPC

An article discusses the benefits of offering palliative care for patients with anorexia nervosa to improve health care outcomes.

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What’s in the major parties’ Manifestos for mental health?

The Masked AMHP

So here we are with another General Election. And not before time. Since the Conservatives, who had been promising a revised Mental Health Act since the last General Election, finally ditched the published Mental Health Bill before it could be passed into law, it looks like a good time to see what the major national parties have to say about mental health in their manifestos.

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Test

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Testing for subscription The post Test first appeared on International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).

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Episode 28 – Forensic Social Work: A specialised social work practice – in conversation with Dimi Lattas

Social Work Discoveries

Hi Listeners, Welcome back to the Social Work Discoveries Podcast. Today’s guest is Dimi Lattas from the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia. Dimi is a qualified social worker and family therapist. Her research focuses on forensic social work and, specifically, forensic social work education. Dimi is specifically interested in forensic social work pedagogy and developing educational practices that support student learning and professional expectations.

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GeriPal Podcast: Anxiety and Serious Illness

CAPC

Listen to GeriPal's latest podcast episode which addresses anxiety when living with a serious illness.

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NCCPR in The Imprint: Don’t Forget: Nonprofit Residential Treatment Also Stinks

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Long ago, in the early years o f my career as a reporter, I worked in the original nonprofit sector of journalism — public broadcasting. Public television stations are known for their incessant pledge breaks begging for money — after all, they’re nonprofits, dedicated solely to the public good, right? How else are they going to stay on the air? That explains what happened, at least twice, at a station where I had worked, during pledge breaks in the middle of “Sesame Street.

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‘Nihil de Nobis, Sine Nobis’: Patient Involvement in Research Is Key

MQ Mental Health

For Research Appreciation Day, Dr Chukwuemeka Nwuba, a speciality doctor in eating disorders, explains why patient participation is integral in research. Working collaboratively in the healthcare space is absolutely essential; there is no single service, hospital, or clinician that can operate independently of wider systems and organisations. And by far the most important people that should be at the centre of such collaboration—and of pretty much every decision both strategic and operational—a

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Lib Dems to push for cross-party talks on tackling social care

The Guardian

Exclusive: party to use biggest-ever cohort of MPs to get ‘essential decisions’ made on issue that ‘cut-through’ General election 2024: live news The Liberal Democrats plan to use their best-ever contingent of 71 MPs to push Keir Starmer to begin cross-party talks on a new plan for social care, saying the issue was raised repeatedly by voters during their election campaign.

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Top 5 breakthroughs in mental health research

MQ Mental Health

This #ResearchAppreciationDay we are celebrating five recent breakthroughs in mental health research. Some of the members of the IDEA team 1. We are learning more about the role of inflammation in depression Researchers on the IDEA Flame project are working to understand the biological mechanisms behind depression. They have found that adolescent boys and girls with depression have different inflammation markers in their blood.