Some links for the weekend (pt 2)

It’s about time for another round-up post. I’m working on a fortnightly schedule now – far more manageable. In no particular order a delve inside what has emerged to greet me from Google Reader.

Amy, at Amy’s Life in Brief, explains who her hospital social work team relocates to a Portacabin. OK, she calls it a trailer, but I figured they’re the same thing! And by the way, what is it about social work teams and portacabins. One of the teams in a hospital I worked near had their team in a portacabin too! Brr..

Antisocial Social Worker explains how he  is going back to college and introduces some of the electives on offer to him (or rather, not on offer to him). But then explains in more detail what he will actually be studying. ‘Advertising as Commentary’ class sounds really interesting!

At Awake and Dreaming she is warned of the possible dangers of assumptions of safety by her supervisor and in turn, it serves to warn a lot of others, me included, of the assumptions that we sometimes make about our own safety and the importance of being aware of potential harm.

Blue Jean Social Worker prepares for a possible march on Washington as a part of the ‘Vote Out Poverty’ campaign. A gentle nudging reminder that I should involve myself a little more in macro politics, perhaps. Then, in a move of genius that works wonderfully, she explains how some business models of communication can be transferred into a social care setting.

Burnt Out Betsy, apart from having the matter of a hurricane to contend with, also has to deal with a disappearing colleague.. who sees colours..

Dom Care Dragon who has managed, in a few posts, to bring me to tears almost every time she writes, explains one of the reasons she does what she does and in the way that she does.

Adiemus at Skills for Healthy Living presents a fascinating piece about patient confidentiality in New Zealand and the issues about communication between medical teams and how it affects her work.

Illusive Joy takes us through a day in the life of a prison social worker. Fascinating stuff. I am always impressed by the variety and content of work there. I wonder if I would be able to do that.

In It’s a Mean Old Scene, Silvawingz ponders on the nature of suicide and a really interesting point about whether social commentary is better served by art and protest, rather than news reporting *cough* Daily Mail..

LCSW Mom, at Just when I think I’ve seen it all (great name for a blog!) explores the plight of a man has to make a decision between food and medication. I try not to look at our own system through rose-coloured spectacles, there are enough problems and difficulties with the NHS – but at least people aren’t driven to this – it is a very stark picture.

Prin at Prin’s Links for Social Work Students is preparing for new social work students to find her and her wonderful resource site!

Well done to Aethelread for reaching his sixth month of blogging. He looks back, in what I found to be a fascinating post about stats and links and blogging in general (and thanks for sending me readers, Aethelread!).

David Brindle on the Guardian’s Joe Public Blog writes about the status of the Social Care Minister and whether the brief actually deserves higher status on the British political stage.

Peter Beresford in the Social Care Expert’s Blog about the interesting position of Adult Social Work in the context of the new personalisation agenda.

Finally, LA Lady on Real Life in Lower Alabama, explains the real value of the work she does. Remarkably simple – exceptionally moving.

Back with more in a couple of weeks. Have a good weekend!

2 thoughts on “Some links for the weekend (pt 2)

  1. Oh cb – I got a mention – I am not worthy……….really – I wish my blog was half as good as yours……..Fighting Monsters IS social commentary – mine is just a good old whinge!

  2. Of course you are, Silva 🙂 And yours is incredibly insightful.. it’s really helped me to focus sometimes and think about my work in a different way – which is extraordinarily helpful.. I think sometimes its easier to judge from the outside.. thanks for the kind words!

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