Technology-enhanced social work practice and education

Kalpana Goel, Lia Bryant, Renae Summers, Sophie Diamandi

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Abstract

Tele-social work has the potential to broaden the scope of social work practice by
improving the accessibility and flexibility of social work services to individuals and
groups. This chapter discusses the creative ways in which tele-social work is being
implemented, both in Australian and international contexts; challenges and barriers
experienced by practitioners, educators, and students. It adds to the knowledge of
teaching tele-social work in a classroom setting to build students’ confidence and
competence in use of technology for social work practice. It proposes to have a
cultural shift in academia towards up skilling undergraduate students in using
technology for practice purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Telemedicine for Health Monitoring
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies, Design and Applications
EditorsTarik A. Rashid, Chinmay Chakraborty, Kym Fraser
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Chapter8
Pages149-161
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781785619878
ISBN (Print)9781785619861
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameHealthcare technologies series
Volume23

Keywords

  • health monitoring
  • telemedicine
  • surgical tele-mentoring

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