INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECH

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECH

by Elizabeth Harlow
     
 

Information technology is changing the role, responsibilities and practices of social care professionals, as well as policy and management within the field. Bringing together leading academics to discuss the application of new information technology (IT) in health and social care, this text examines a variety of technologies, including the Internet, multimedia and

Overview

Information technology is changing the role, responsibilities and practices of social care professionals, as well as policy and management within the field. Bringing together leading academics to discuss the application of new information technology (IT) in health and social care, this text examines a variety of technologies, including the Internet, multimedia and online communities.

The contributors take a balanced approach, highlighting the anxiety and unease as well as the advantages brought about by these developments in technology and the resulting change in responsibilities. They also explore the wider implications of the changes in relations between experts, professionals and lay people that technology has brought about.

Discussing issues such as child abuse and the Internet, computer mediated self-help and collaborative learning, Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services is a ground-breaking book in the field of social care, bringing well-researched and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of information technology to those working and studying in health and social care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843100492
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen A. Webb is Lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Sussex. He has also worked at the universities of Bradford and Dundee, and has published widely in the fields of social work theory and social work values, evidence based practice, risk society and new communications technologies.

Elizabeth Harlow is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Department of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Bradford. Prior to this she has worked as a social work practitioner and manager. She has authored a number of publications and was co-editor of Management, Social Work and Change. Stephen A. Webb is Lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Sussex. He has also worked at the universities of Bradford and Dundee, and has published widely in the fields of social work theory and social work values, evidence based practice, risk society and new communications technologies.

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