Inquiring into the Spirit of Social Work

Kesenja Napan, Eileen Oak

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Spirituality is becoming a buzz word in this century, especially non-dogmatic, participatory spirituality separated, and at times in juxtaposition with, religion. At a time when neoliberal managerialist approaches to social work are eroding the relationship-based nature of practice and notions of collective responsibility for welfare; and the ‘old fashioned’ concepts like compassion, reciprocity and mutuality are no longer given prominence; there has never been a more important time to reflect on what spirituality can offer to practitioners and those that they serve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalDialogue in Praxis
Issue number18
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jun 2016

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