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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 13th May 2020

Connecting reflection and resilience to prevent ‘moral injury’ for social workers during the Covid19 Pandemic

I was really interested to read, early in the lockdown, an article about ‘moral injury’ in the British Medical Journal. Taken from the military, moral injury refers to the psychological distress that results from actions (or the lack of them) which violate someone’s moral or ethical code.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 15th Apr 2020

Social Work Connect: connecting more than I anticipated

Social Work Connect: connecting more than I anticipated

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 02nd Nov 2019

Towards an understanding of professional love

Towards an understanding of professional love I have always thought that love was an important element of social work, but in the last year or so I have been reflecting on this much more.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 20th Oct 2019

Social Work Postcards: Wish you were here?

In social work we often use the analogy of a journey. For example, we talk about a child’s journey through the care system, in adult services we refer to pathways and signposting, and in mental health we discuss recovery journeys. In education the journey analogy is also in popular use. As a practice educator for many years, a role which bridges social work and education, I have found the journey analogy particularly helpful in my work with students and newly qualified social workers.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 15th Jul 2019

The National Accreditation Assessment System (NAAS)

The National Accreditation Assessment System (NAAS) is rolling out across England

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