Why social work needs doctors?

J. Orme

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    This article seeks to explore the contribution that doctoral education can make to social work, as a profession and an academic discipline. In doing so it explains current arrangements for approving doctoral education by the research council and describes different routes to acquiring a doctorate. This overview highlights that doctoral education provides both opportunities and challenges both to those undertaking it, and to university departments offering it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)541-554
    Number of pages14
    JournalSocial Work Education
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • social work education
    • doctors
    • doctoral education


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