This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This activity helps the student to consider the importance of endings in professional practice and how to make best use of them. Primarily, this is achieved by anticipating endings from the beginning of a piece of work, and by seeing endings as transitions; every exit is a new entrance.
The exercise coaches the student in the use of endings as an opportunity for a joint evaluation with people of the progress which has been made. The student and the service user or carer need to know and understand the direction of travel before they can evaluate whether they have arrived.