Discourses of dementia: dismantling deficit-based narratives

When I first began this blog during my Social Work Masters, I was motivated to explore social issues through the double lens of sociology and social work, and to employ a critical lens to taken-for-granted norms and normative practices that perpetuate inequality. After fervently contributing to my blog for a whole year (while studying!), I… Continue reading Discourses of dementia: dismantling deficit-based narratives

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Gerard Egan: The Skilled Helper

I recently spoke with a non-social worker colleague who said that she has always been interested in the idea of social work as a career, but that she feels like she isn’t one of ‘those people’ who knows how to help others. I thought about the message underlying her comment: that some people are inherently… Continue reading Gerard Egan: The Skilled Helper