Date of Award


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Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Spirituality is an integral part of human experience. Personal belief systems impact the client as well as the professional social worker. Literature in the last 10 years reflects the growing interest in the influence of spirituality in people's lives both personally and professionally. Some people are searching for, and others have found, a set of beliefs that give them hope, strength, and guidance.

Social workers actively seek ways to understand and accept diversity with regard to a variety of human conditions. Spirituality remains a frontier to be explored as a means to further understand cultures as well as individuals.

This research project is an exploratory study of the extent to which spirituality impacts the practice of 38 social workers.


SC 11.MSW.1995.Schmidt.BJ

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