Clinical Judgement In The Health And Welfare Professions: Extending the Evidence Base

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), May 1, 2003 - Education - 195 pages
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The complex ways in which professionals negotiate the process of case formulation remain radically under-explored in the existing literature. This timely book examines this neglected area. Drawing on the authors' own detailed ethnographic and discourse analytic studies and on developments in social science, the book aims to reconstitute clinical judgement and case formulation as both practical-moral and rational-technical activities.

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Susan White is Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Huddersfield. She is interested in the social and moral dimensions of professional practice and has completed discourse analytic and ethnographic studies in a range of health and welfare settings. Before becoming an academic, she managed a statutory child care social work team in an interdisciplinary setting. She teaches health and welfare professionals at graduate and postgraduate levels.

John Stancombe is a full time consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS with over twenty years experience of practice. He currently works in the Child Psychological Service of the Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust in Manchester. He has recently completed discourse analytic, doctoral research on family therapy process, which explores the rhetorical-moral dimensions of therapeutic practice.

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