Non-problematic Situations in Social Workers’ and GPs’ Practice
2016 (English)In: Professions & Professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, E-ISSN 1893-1049, ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 6, no 3, 1-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
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2016. Vol. 6, no 3, 1-16 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126826DOI: 10.7577/pp.1520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-126826DiVA: diva2:1037453