The Human Edge: Information Technology and Helping People
Publisher: Routledge (January 1, 1986)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.9 MB
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The most current developments in information technology and their impact on human services
Is information technology delivering--or can it deliver--its promised benefits? As information technology is making inroads on what some consider the last professional bastion of human values and human concern, social work practice, what is or should be the response of social work to this uninvited guest?
In this engrossing study, editors Geiss and Viswanathan have assembled a book about challenges and opportunities that will have important consequences for practice in social work and many other areas of human service. The Human Edge is a comprehensive text and reference focusing on new developments and directions in information technology for social work and human services. Using “scenarios” contributed by a variety of experts working in different areas of social work, it covers in detail the application of information technology in research, practice, and administration. The Human Edge is available for classroom adoption. The text is written for undergraduate and graduate students in social work, as well as other helping professions such as medicine, nursing, psychology, education, and counseling.