Subject Area

Sociology

Description

Spirituality is a concept that is not easily definable and because of that, many people shy away from fully understanding how one’s belief system can affect other factors in life. As a professional social worker, it is one’s duty to look at the whole individual because every system is intertwined with another. When pondering over whether or not aspects of spirituality is used in everyday social work practice, one must ask the question about the worker’s view on spirituality. This qualitative research study shows how spirituality in social work is arguably important both personally and professionally in the profession. After reviewing the results on this study, it shows that the participants were split between whether or not spirituality can be taught to professional workers. This is due to the fact that the majority of the participants feeling that spirituality is a personal journey in which one partakes. However, the majority also thought that training in spirituality would be beneficial for one’s practice because it is important in understanding a family’s dynamics

Publisher

Providence College

Date

May 2008

Type

Article

Format

Text

.pdf

Language

English

Comments

A project based on independent investigation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Originally written for the Theory Practice Seminar, Providence College, 2008.

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Social Work Commons

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