ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

iPads for social work assessments: a good idea? – Mad World

by Charlotte Callingham, Mad World

Would equipping social workers with iPads or other tablet computers cut down on paperwork or see them “mugged within ten minutes”?

The moneysavingexpert forum has a discussion thread on the issue that’s worth a read. There’s contributions in there from social workers, patients and even a vicar who keeps his sermon notes on an ipad.

So what were the pros and cons raised of giving tablets to social care staff? …

Are iPads saving social workers’ time or presenting the “wrong image” to clients? Read more at iPads for social work assessments: a good idea? – Mad World.


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This entry was posted on July 30, 2012 by in Apps, iPad, Professional Development and tagged , , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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