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ERIC Number: EJ1042926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Learning to Facilitate Advance Care Planning: The Novice Social Worker's Experience
Washington, Karla; Bowland, Sharon; Mueggenburg, Kay; Pederson, Margaret; Otten, Sheila; Renn, Tanya
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n5 p514-530 2014
Professional leaders have identified clear roles for social workers involved in advance care planning (ACP), a facilitated process whereby individuals identify their preferences for future medical care; yet information about effective teaching practices in this area is scant. This study reports on the experiences of 14 social workers who participated in a nationally recognized, evidence-based ACP facilitator certification program. Researchers first analyzed data consisting of participants' in-depth reflective writings using an inductive thematic analysis process. Identified themes were subsequently grouped into three categories to characterize the "novice" experience of participants: "theoretical knowledge," "skill development," and "self-reflection." Findings underscore the importance of ACP training in social work education and the need for teachers to help learners better understand the process of professional skill development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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