Professional Judgment, Practitioner Expertise and Organisational Culture in Child Protection: An Ethnographic Study
Whittaker, Andrew 2014. Professional Judgment, Practitioner Expertise and Organisational Culture in Child Protection: An Ethnographic Study. PhD Thesis University of East London Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Child protection social workers must make difficult decisions in real life circumstances that often involve limited knowledge, uncertainty, conflicting values, time pressures and powerful emotions. These circumstances can pose a significant challenge to reasoning skills, especially when the cost of errors and poor judgment can be unacceptably high. This study explores the psychological processes that underpin how child protection practitioners form judgments and how these are influenced by the organisational settings that they work within.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4616|
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|Deposited||03 Dec 2015|
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