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Evertsson, L., Blom, B., Perlinski, M. & Rexvid, D. (2017). Can complexity in welfare professionals' work be handled with standardised professional knowledge?. In: Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices (pp. 209-221). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can complexity in welfare professionals' work be handled with standardised professional knowledge?
2017 (English)In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 209-221Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
Keywords
social caring professions
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130696 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)978-1-4473-3651-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Mandrysz, W., Perlinski, M. & Evertsson, L. (2017). Challenges of municipal community work. In: Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices (pp. 175-189). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of municipal community work
2017 (English)In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 175-189Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
Keywords
community work, social professions, professions, social work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130709 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-01-30 Created: 2017-01-29 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Evertsson, L. & Perlinski, M. (2017). European social and caring professions in transition. In: Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practicies (pp. 1-17). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European social and caring professions in transition
2017 (English)In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practicies / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
Keywords
social caring professions
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130695 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)978-1-4473-3651-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Evertsson, L. & Perlinski, M. (Eds.). (2017). Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices (1ed.). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This collection provides new insights about current welfare professions in a number of European countries.

Focusing on research representing different types of European welfare states, including the Scandinavian and the Continental, the book offers in-depth understandings of professionals' everyday work within different contextual conditions, explored from empirical and theoretical perspectives. Subjects covered include knowledge and identity, education and professional development, regulation, accountability, collaboration, assessment and decision making.

This is a valuable contribution to the discussion of professionalism and welfare professions, offering lessons learned and ways forward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017. p. 272 Edition: 1
Keywords
Professions, Professioner
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130693 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)978-1-4473-3651-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Perlinski, M., Blom, B. & Evertsson, L. (2017). Social and caring professions in European welfare states: trends and challenges. In: Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices (pp. 253-265). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social and caring professions in European welfare states: trends and challenges
2017 (English)In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 253-265Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
Keywords
social caring professions
National Category
Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130697 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)978-1-4473-3651-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Evertsson, L. & Johansson, S. (2017). Springet i hemtjänsten (1ed.). In: Stina Johansson (Ed.), Social omsorg i socialt arbete: grunder och fördjupningar (pp. 163-186). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Springet i hemtjänsten
2017 (Swedish)In: Social omsorg i socialt arbete: grunder och fördjupningar / [ed] Stina Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, 1, p. 163-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017 Edition: 1
Keywords
Social omsorg, hemtjänst, behov
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138722 (URN)978-91-40-69623-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Pawlas-Czyz, S., Evertsson, L. & Perlinski, M. (2017). The professional development of social work in Poland after 1989. In: Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices (pp. 147-160). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The professional development of social work in Poland after 1989
2017 (English)In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 147-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131860 (URN)978-1-4473-2719-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Rexvid, D. & Evertsson, L. (2016). Non-problematic Situations in Social Workers’ and GPs’ Practice. Professions & Professionalism, 6(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-problematic Situations in Social Workers’ and GPs’ Practice
2016 (English)In: Professions & Professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, E-ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 6, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to describe and analyze written accounts of non-problem- atic situations by 28 social workers and 24 general practitioners (GPs). The results show that non-problematic situations were connected to professionals’ control of the intervention process. Non-problematic situations were described by social workers as situations where they had control of the relationship with the client either by the use of coercive means or by the client’s active cooperation. GPs referred to non- problematic situations as situations where they had control of the intervention pro- cess mainly by the use of professional knowledge. One main conclusion is that the ability to control the intervention process through control of the relationship with the client may be of significance to those professions where a central part of the profes- sional jurisdiction involves changing clients’ behaviors. This conclusion means that professional knowledge is not the only way to control the professional intervention process. 

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126826 (URN)10.7577/pp.1520 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-10-15 Created: 2016-10-15 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Rexvid, D., Evertsson, L., Forssén, A. & Nygren, L. (2015). The precarious character of routine practice in social and primary health care. Journal of Social Work, 15(3), 317-336
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The precarious character of routine practice in social and primary health care
2015 (English)In: Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1468-0173, E-ISSN 1741-296X, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 317-336Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Summary: This article presents a description and analysis of the written narratives of problematic situations given by social workers and general practitioners (GPs) within the framework of the sociology of professions and organisations. The narratives were collected from 28 social workers and 24 GPs, working in several Swedish counties.

Findings: Our findings show that the professionals rarely described lack of knowledge or difficulties choosing the right intervention or treatment as problematic. Rather, the problematic situations contained encounters with clients perceived as disruptive to professional routine practice. We conclude that there were three different types of problematic situations where the professional routine practice was disrupted: (1) Situations related to ‘client-making work’, where the professionals perceived it difficult to, e.g., gather enough information about the client to make a diagnosis, set a timetable or decide on adequate interventions; (2) Situations related to ‘wicked work’, where the professionals experienced clients unable to articulate their problems or understand and follow the interventions suggested by the professionals; (3) Situations related to ‘dirty work’ were only present in GPs’ narratives and typically occurred when GPs perceived that they were dealing with clients who endangered their profes- sional status. 

Applications: Contrary to previous studies, this study indicates that problematic situ- ations are not necessarily connected with traits and characteristic of the client or a lack of professional competence. Instead, they might be connected to situations where professional routine practice is disrupted. Furthermore, it is questionable to what extent problematic situations connected to such disruption can be managed by evi- dence-based methods, manualisation and standardisation. 

Keywords
Social work, dirty work, wicked work, evidence based practice, critical incident analysis, decision making, human services
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95035 (URN)10.1177/1468017314548121 (DOI)000353474000005 ()
Projects
Hur använder socialarbetare och läkare kunskap i praktiken? En jämförelse mellan två professioner
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, Dnr 2009-0251
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Evertsson, L., Perlinski, M. & Rexvid, D. (2014). Decision-making in problematic situations: reflections on social workers’ use of knowledge and implications for social work research. In: : . Paper presented at The 4th European Conference for Social Work Research, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and European Academy Bozen-Bolzano, 15-17 April 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision-making in problematic situations: reflections on social workers’ use of knowledge and implications for social work research
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Currently there is an effort to make social workers act according to principles of evidence-based practice. This approach assumes that by supporting social workers with reviews of “what works”, or practice guidelines, decision-making, and knowledge use will improve.

Our paper discusses decision-making and knowledge use in social work practice. What kind of knowledge is used? How is decision-making conditioned by contextual contingencies? What are the implications for social work research?

The paper draws on two studies of social workers. From the study Social Workers and Doctors Use of Knowledge in Practice, written narratives describing problematic situations where decision-making were hampered were collected. The participants (29 social workers) were experienced and came from different areas of the Swedish social services.

The project “Specialization or integration in the Personal Social Services?” studied how specialised respectively integrated organisations condition interventions and outcomes. We studied three organisational models using several research methods: 1) survey among social workers, 2) interviewing politicians, mangers and social workers, 3) focus groups with social workers, 4) analysing official documents, guidelines etc.

Decision-making and knowledge use proved to be more complex than usually assumed within the EBP paradigm. It is seldom just a matter of rational decision-making and matching specific interventions and well-defined social problems. The character of the interaction with clients conditions social workers’ decision-making and use of knowledge. Interaction with clients, perceived as being “problematic”, causes a rupture in social workers’ professional routine practice, which affects decision-making and knowledge use.

The predominant discourse on decision-making and knowledge use focuses on "the best” kind of knowledge, how knowledge should be implemented, as well as professionals’ motivation and competence. Professional action is largely viewed as a rational cognitive process. However, this is insufficient and policy-makers and social work researcher should focus more on social and relational aspects (i.e. client encounters) of decision-making and knowledge use.

Keywords
decision-making, knowledge use, disrupted professional practice, relationships
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88004 (URN)
Conference
The 4th European Conference for Social Work Research, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and European Academy Bozen-Bolzano, 15-17 April 2014
Available from: 2014-04-19 Created: 2014-04-19 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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