- 武庫川女子大学紀要. 人文・社会科学編 (ISSN:09163115)
- vol.60, pp.81-87, 2012
This study indicated that the number of studies on psychiatric social work practices has not necessarilybeen increased compared to those of social welfare since psychiatric social workers became nationallycertified.Psychiatric social work is a field of interdisciplinary studies. This interdisciplinarity has an advantage insolving problems proactively through multidisciplinary cooperation; however, this also has the disadvantageof having to gather them in one place when performing academic conceptualization and theorization ofpractices developed in this field.Thus, the result showed in the beginning does not mean that studies on psychiatric social work practiceshave not been advanced, but rather that outcomes of psychiatric social studies have dispersed to differentfields of study, and have not been systematically accumulated.The lives of people with mental illness can be improved, if we can academically integrate psychiatricsocial work practices, and effectively disseminate knowledge and skills. To achieve that, much attentionmust be paid to improving the quality of each study as well as accumulating them.