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Title: Searching for meaning within the real life experiences of frontline social workers working with clients involved in the illegal drug trade.
Authors: Tilbury, Jeff
Supervisor: Bracken, Denis (Social Work)
Examining Committee: Frankel, Sid (Social Work) Edwards, Marie (Nursing)
Graduation Date: October 2010
Keywords: social work
social worker trauma
drug trade
burnout
compassion fatigue
criminal offenders
Issue Date: 14-Sep-2010
Abstract: Searching for meaning within the real life experiences of frontline social workers working with clients involved in the illegal drug trade. There is a strong likelihood that during the course of a career a front line social worker will have the opportunity to work with a client who is or has been involved in the illegal drug trade. As there is essentially no existing research literature about social workers who work with clients involved in the illegal drug trade, one of the purposes of this research was to explore this experience from the perspective of front line social workers and bridge the gap in this research area. This qualitative interpretative analysis provided the opportunity to gain insight into and put meaning to the experiences and perceptions of the 11 frontline social workers as they work with clients involved in the illegal drug trade. This research also provides valuable information and implications for practice and for further research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4200
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