Care and Control in Mental Health Social Work: A Case Study


  • Wei Qiang



Mental Health Social Work, Relationship-based Practice, Care and Control


Whether to apply for involuntary treatment is challenging for social workers. The aim of this study is to explore the legal background of a mental health social work case in Scotland and at the same time pay attention to the ethical dilemmas during the intervention. The relationship-based practice was applied to develop trust between the social worker and the service user and to change negative behaviours, while some difficulties related to multi-agency work and self-determination of service users still existed.


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How to Cite

Qiang, W. (2024). Care and Control in Mental Health Social Work: A Case Study. Academic Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 7(3), 169-172.