ERIC Number: EJ1024687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Teaching Reflective Social Work Practice in Health Care: Promoting Best Practices
McCoyd, Judith L. M.; Kerson, Toba S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n4 p674-688 2013
Reflection on case material is traditionally believed to promote better clinical practice; recent neurobiological understandings explain why reflection consolidates learning and allows professional heuristics to develop. Here, we describe a practice in context (PIC) framework that requires reflection on the contextual and decisional aspects of a case and further reflection on potential changes for use in similar cases in the future. We analyze cases using the PIC framework to identify themes related to the use of self to identify potential best practices. The framework is shown to function to promote reflection at all levels of practice; published cases provide "role-modeling" for students, while also creating data for analysis of best practices.
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Work, Counselor Training, Best Practices, Neurosciences, Heuristics, Guidelines, Role Models, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Patients, Counselor Client Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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