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ERIC Number: EJ1171273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching Note--Teaching Self-Care and Wellness as a Professional Practice Skill: A Curricular Case Example
Grise-Owens, Erlene; Miller, Justin; Escobar-Ratliff, Laura; George, Nicole
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n1 p180-186 2018
Educating for human rights and justice requires attention to the well-being of those being prepared to pursue these aims. This article describes an MSW program's implementation of teaching self-care as a core practice skill. This curricular innovation stems from the increasing literature documenting the deleterious effects of burnout in professional helping and the need to address this concern in educational curricula. Further, this curricular change is a result of increased student exhaustion affecting academic performance and professional preparedness, and the ethical imperative to address this phenomenon. We describe specific components, strategies, and assignments in the curriculum as well as assessment of the curricular innovation. This curricular example is readily adaptable for other programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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