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HIV/AIDS social work: Towards a practice and research agenda

AC Jackson, S Thomas, L Benntt

Australian Social Work | Published : 1996


In this paper it is argued that social work practice in relation to HIV and AIDS in Australia has been shaped by a range of factors which, although not unique in themselves, coalesce to give this practice a profile very different from that in the United States, for example. These factors include a highly interventionist Commonwealth government and the sophisticated community organisation practice evident in the gay community. It is suggested that social work can make important contributions to the areas of the management of volunteer programs, design of effective service systems, and research and practice in relation to the psychosocial impact of HIV and AIDS, particularly as people with AID..

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