Risk reduction technologies in general practice and social work
2012 (English)In: Professions & professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 2, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
General practitioners (GPs) and social workers (SWs) are professions whose professional autonomy and discretion have changed in the so-called risk and audit society. The aim of this article is to compare GPs’ and SWs’ responses to Evidence-Based and Organizational Risk Reduction Technologies (ERRT and ORRT). It is based on a content analysis of 54 peer-reviewed empirical articles. The results show that both professions held ambivalent positions towards ERRT. The response towards ORRT differed in that GPs were sceptical whilst SWs took a more pragmatic view. Furthermore the results suggest that SWs might experience professional benefits by adopting an adherent approach to the increased dis-semination of risk reduction technologies (RRT). GPs, however, did not seem to experience such benefits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 2
profession, risk, social worker, general practitioner, risk reduction technologies, evidence-based practice/medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62233DOI: 10.7577/pp.331OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-62233DiVA: diva2:576403
ProjectsHur socialarbetare och allmänläkare använder kunskap i praktiken.
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research