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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination - Communication and Interpersonal Skills - 27 videos that concentrate on the fundamental interpersonal and communication techniques often demonstrated in clinical encounters, such as appropriate nonverbal communication, broaching sensitive topics, and interprofessional communication. Other videos address topics relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion.


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Social Care Online

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) produces Social Care Online, the UK's free most extensive database of social care and social work information, sharing knowledge about what works. Includes legislation, government reports, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, UK grey literature, policy and journal articles. Updated daily, Social Care Online offers free access and ease of use.

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Social Workers' Desk Reference

Corcoran, K., & Roberts, A. R. (2015).

Aboriginal Fields of Practice

Prehn, J., Krakouer, J., Fernando, T., Phelan, P., Russ-Smith, J., & Wheeler, A. (2021).

Long-term caring : residential, home and community aged care

Scott, K., Webb, M., & Kostelnick, C. (2018).


Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Ferraro, K. F., & Carr, D. (Eds.). (2021).

Building a wellness business that lasts.

Stollmeyer, R.  (2021).


Mediation Theory and Practice

McCorkle, S. & Reese, M.J., (2018)


The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health

Schwartz, S. J., & Unger, J. (Eds.). (2017). 

Health and Social Work : Practice, Policy, and Research

Heyman, J.C. &  Congress, E.P. (Eds). (2018).

The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice

Chenoweth, L. & McAuliffe, D., (2021)

Social Policy in Australia 4e eBook : Understanding for Action

McClelland, A., Smyth, P. & Marston, G. (2020)