Embodiment: a key to social workers' wellbeing and attainment of social justice

Mensinga, Jo, and Pyles, Loretta (2021) Embodiment: a key to social workers' wellbeing and attainment of social justice. Australian Social Work, 74 (2). pp. 131-133.

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[Extract] Social work is not an easy occupation in which to participate—whether as a service user, practitioner, or service administrator. By its very nature, all actors are likely to experience uncomfortable physical sensations, difficult emotions, mental stresses, and moral challenges. While not a panacea to combat the impact of the complex issues experienced during a social work encounter, research has established that the body is not only necessary to navigate social difference and oppression, but also crucial to social workers’ wellbeing and the attainment of social justice (Cameron & McDermott, 2007; Johnson, 2015; Mensinga, 2017; Pyles, 2018). Embodiment is key to this process.

Item ID: 66846
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1447-0748
Keywords: embodiment, social justice
Copyright Information: © 2021 Australian Association of Social Workers
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 01:37
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2305 Work and labour market > 230502 Professions and professionalisation @ 100%
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