Social work and spirituality in a secular society

Crisp, Beth R. 2008, Social work and spirituality in a secular society, Journal of social work, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 363-375.

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Title Social work and spirituality in a secular society
Author(s) Crisp, Beth R.
Journal name Journal of social work
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 363
End page 375
Total pages 13
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2008-10
ISSN 1468-0173
1741-296X
Keyword(s) lived experience
place
secularism
social work practice
spirituality
Summary Summary: In an increasingly secular era which finds only a small minority of the population regularly participating in organized religion, there is emerging interest in how spirituality can be incorporated into social work practice. This article proposes one way in which this might occur in `deliberately secular' nations such as Australia.

Findings: A framework in which spirituality is considered to be an aspect of lived experience is proposed. Dimensions of life which can be incorporated into such a framework include life rituals, creativity, social action, and sense of place.

Applications : Conceptualizing spirituality in a way which does not use specifically religious language or concepts, may enable discussion of spiritual issues to be incorporated into social work practice when either practitioners or service users have or no religious background or affiliation or no shared religious background.
Language eng
Field of Research 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
Socio Economic Objective 950404 Religion and Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017874

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