Recent Submissions

  • Anti-Oppressive Practices with Chronic Pain Sufferers 

    MacDonald, Judy E.. 2008. "Anti-Oppressive Practices with Chronic Pain Sufferers." Social work in health care 47(2): 135-156.
    Chronic pain and (dis)Ability leaves one struggling for normalcy, trying to make sense out of the fundamental operations of one's body, the meaning of suffering, and the social construction of wellness (Jackson, 2002; ...
  • A Deconstructive Turn in Chronic Pain Treatment: A Redefined Role for Social Work 

    MacDonald, Judy E.. 2000. "A Deconstructive Turn in Chronic Pain Treatment: A Redefined Role for Social Work." Health & social work 25(1): 51-58.
    Chronic pain treatment programs in North America are based predominantly on a behavioral science model of contingency management, whereby the focus of treatment is directed toward the psychological aspects of pain. Treatment ...
  • Reflections of a Mi'kmaq social worker on a quarter of a century work in First Nations child welfare 

    MacDonald, Nancy, and Judy MacDonald. 2007. "Reflections of a Mi'kmaq social worker on a quarter of a century work in First Nations child welfare." First Peoples Child & Family Review 3(1): 34-45.
    First Nations people would argue that the ‘Sixties Scoop’ of removing their children from their homes and culture never ended. First Nations children entering ‘care’ of child welfare agencies has increased significantly ...
  • Creating Disability Inclusion Within Canadian Schools of Social Work 

    Dunn, Peter A., Roy Hanes, Susan Hardie, and Judy MacDonald. 2006. "Creating Disability Inclusion Within Canadian Schools of Social Work." Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation 5(1): 1-19.
    This comprehensive research study examined how schools of social work in Canada have responded to disability issues. The study focused upon specific policies and practices of the Canadian schools of social work which have ...
  • One Woman's Experience of Living with Chronic Pain: The Proclamation of Voice 

    MacDonald, Judy. 2004. "One Woman's Experience of Living with Chronic Pain: The Proclamation of Voice." Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation 3(2): 17-35.
    Emphasis within chronic pain literature is placed on lost productivity of patients, escalating health care costs, & denunciation of compensation/disability claims, with exiguous recognition of the personal costs of chronic ...