Social Work in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia

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Chapter objectives
- To provide a broad understanding of rural social work
- To identify unique factors that shape the practice of social workers living and working in regional, rural and remote places
- To outline common types of practice and service delivery in rural social work
- To highlight ethical issues relevant in rural social work
- To note future social issues, service and practice developments in rural social work
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work
Subtitle of host publicationFields of Practice
EditorsMargaret Alston, Samone McCurdy, Jennifer McKinnon
Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-030987-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Context
  • Contextual differences, distance and isolation
  • Contextualisation and networking
  • Dual relationships
  • Generalist
  • Generalist practitioner
  • History and context of a place
  • Indigenous cultures and contexts
  • Practice context
  • Regional, rural and remote
  • Rural social work


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