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The management of professional roles during boundary work in child welfare

Christopher Hall, Stef Slembrouck UGent, Emma Haigh and Anita Lee (2010) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE. 19(3). p.348-357
abstract
This article examines the ways in which child welfare professionals negotiate their roles and those of other professionals in home visits with clients, in this case the parents of young children. The concept of boundary work is developed within the context of the professional–client encounter. Drawing on Goffman’s concept of ‘footing’, the analysis examines how professionals attend to ways of constructing family problems in terms of appropriate professional interventions – both from themselves and others. It is argued that the careful consideration of how problems merit interventions displays an adherence to the development of the supportive relations which move beyond strict professional remits. The article adds to the research evidence, which sees inter-professional coordination as a complex matter, located in everyday practice rather than as advocating more tightly monitored procedure.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
HEALTH-CARE, SOCIAL-WORK, EDUCATION, DEMARCATION, child welfare, footing, home visiting, inter-professional work, role negotiation
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
Int. J. Soc. Welf.
volume
19
issue
3
pages
348 - 357
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000278308600011
JCR category
SOCIAL WORK
JCR impact factor
0.724 (2010)
JCR rank
19/36 (2010)
JCR quartile
3 (2010)
ISSN
1369-6866
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00725.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1173906
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1173906
date created
2011-02-28 08:15:05
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:46:38
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  abstract     = {This article examines the ways in which child welfare professionals negotiate their roles and those of other professionals in home visits with clients, in this case the parents of young children. The concept of boundary work is developed within the context of the professional--client encounter. Drawing on Goffman{\textquoteright}s concept of {\textquoteleft}footing{\textquoteright}, the analysis examines how professionals attend to ways of constructing family problems in terms of appropriate professional interventions -- both from themselves and others. It is argued that the careful consideration of how problems merit interventions displays an adherence to the development of the supportive relations which move beyond strict professional remits. The article adds to the research  evidence, which sees inter-professional coordination as a  complex matter, located in everyday practice rather than as  advocating more tightly monitored procedure.},
  author       = {Hall, Christopher and Slembrouck, Stef and Haigh, Emma and Lee, Anita},
  issn         = {1369-6866},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE},
  keyword      = {HEALTH-CARE,SOCIAL-WORK,EDUCATION,DEMARCATION,child welfare,footing,home visiting,inter-professional work,role negotiation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {348--357},
  title        = {The management of professional roles during boundary work in child welfare},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00725.x},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Hall, Christopher, Stef Slembrouck, Emma Haigh, and Anita Lee. 2010. “The Management of Professional Roles During Boundary Work in Child Welfare.” International Journal of Social Welfare 19 (3): 348–357.
APA
Hall, C., Slembrouck, S., Haigh, E., & Lee, A. (2010). The management of professional roles during boundary work in child welfare. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 19(3), 348–357.
Vancouver
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Hall C, Slembrouck S, Haigh E, Lee A. The management of professional roles during boundary work in child welfare. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE. 2010;19(3):348–57.
MLA
Hall, Christopher, Stef Slembrouck, Emma Haigh, et al. “The Management of Professional Roles During Boundary Work in Child Welfare.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE 19.3 (2010): 348–357. Print.