Title

Book review : Advances in social welfare in Hong Kong

Document Type

Book review

Source Publication

Hong Kong Journal of Social Work

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2003

Volume

37

Issue

2

First Page

253

Last Page

257

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing Company

Abstract

Chan reviews the book Advances in social welfare in Hong Kong, edited by Daniel T. L. Shek, Lam Mong Chow, Au Chor Fai & J. J. Lee.

Social welfare, usually taken to cover a wife scope of public services, is specifically confined within the premise of social work in this book. Papers reviewed are organised inder two parts: "Advances in Social Welfare Services" and "Advances in Social Welfare Research". All the papers are concerned with contemporary issues in social work rather than expanding the usual scope of social welfare to cover education, housing, etc. Nonetheless, with the impressive title and well thought out contents, this oversight seems trivial. The book is hoped to contribute to the emerging debate in socail work in Hong Kong in the 21st century, and to the advances in social work research conducted in recent years. All in all, the book represents a great contribution to indigenous knowledge in social work. It is a significant achievement in itself in incorporating the diverse opinions from both the academics and experienced social work practitioners. This reader strongly believe the practices, teaching and research are complementary and indeed inseparable in social work profession, and glad to see that the book has been edited in such a way. By reading this book, readers could get not only good understanding of the current and future trends of Hong Kong social services, they could also realise to a certain depth the challenges faced by social workers in work performance and in research.

DOI

10.1142/S0219246203000238

Print ISSN

02192462

E-ISSN

24247731

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2002 World Scientific Publishing Company. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chan, A. (2003). Book review: Advances in social welfare in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 37(2), 253-257. doi: 10.1142/S0219246203000238

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