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Title Information and communication technologies in the welfare services / edited by Elizabeth Harlow and Stephen A. Webb.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.

Subject Social service -- Technological innovations -- United States.
Human services -- Technological innovations -- United States.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Harlow, Elizabeth.
Webb, Stephen A., 1956-
Description 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services; Contents; Introduction Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services: Wired Wonderland or Hypertext Hell?; Part One: Social Work and Social Care; Chapter 1. The Caring Professions and Information Technology: In Search of a Theory; Chapter 2. Using the Internet for Evidence-based Practice; Chapter 3. Real Records, Virtual Clients; Chapter 4. Technology and Systems of Referral Taking in Social Services: From Narrative to Code; Chapter 5. Internet Child Abuse; Part Two: Health and Welfare.
Summary 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 ex.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 141750191X (electronic bk.)
9781417501915 (electronic bk.)
1843100495 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 54910814
Additional Format Print version: Information and communication technologies in the welfare services. London ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003 1843100495 (DLC) 2002038919 (OCoLC)50810164

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