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Title: A profession with dual foci : is social work losing the balance?
Authors: Yan, MC
Tsui, MS 
Chu, WCK 
Pak, CM
Keywords: Duality
Mission
Professional identity
Social work
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: China journal of social work, 2012, v. 5, no. 2, p. 163-172 How to cite?
Journal: China journal of social work 
Abstract: Individual and social are the two foci of the mission of change that drives the social work profession. This dual-focus provides not only a cultural mechanism by which the profession can negotiate its professional boundaries but the flexibility for the profession to adjust its focus when its social assignment changes. However, the uncritical pursuit of a full-fledged professional status within a neoliberal ideology is upsetting the balance of these two foci and may weaken the long term adaptability of the profession.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/18606
ISSN: 1752-5098
EISSN: 1752-5101
DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2012.680943
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