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By Michael Sheppar

A presentation of a comparative research of the paintings of psychological overall healthiness social employees and group psychiatric nurses, a topic of value due to "community care" and likewise very important as a lot in their paintings territory overlaps. The findings are extra beneficial to social employees.

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Psychoanalysis has influenced significantly the knowledge base of social work. With its emphasis on in-depth analysis of underlying psychological problems, and development of ‘insight’ (a term used by social workers differently from psychoanalysts) it has a tendency towards lengthy intervention (Yelloly, 1980; Hollis, 1972). Others regard the ‘relationship’ as crucial. By valuing relationships for their own sake, and where the goal is presented as self realization or self-fulfilment, importance is implicitly attached to extended intervention (Keith-Lucas, 1972; Jordan, 1979).

3). Indeed, even controlling for primary problem divided between mental health and social problems, these groups are characterized by their similarities rather than differences. More detailed division into broad areas of mental health and social problems likewise revealed no significant differences. The overall emphasis on social causes— consisting of over half the cases—is consistent with the degree of social disadvantage, both material and relational, evident in the client group. It is interesting, however, that relational causes were identified nearly twice as frequently as practical causes, despite the severe material disadvantages of many clients.

However, significant differences exist. Some issues of relevance to both professions, such as the duration of intervention, have been considered in 33 Mental Health Work in the Community detail only by social work. Phenomena are defined by CPNs through mental health models, and by social workers through their social science knowledge base. CPNs’ theoretical base is more individualistic and far less well developed than social work. At the same time they claim a domain—biopsychosocial— far wider than that of social work.

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