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ERIC Number: EJ1131882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
How Can Helpful Policy plus Helpful Professionals Produce System Failure? Exploring Development Interventions with Active Local Professionals and Active Young People with Life-Limiting Conditions
Marsh, Sheila; Rodrigues, Jeff
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n2 p253-272 May 2015
The paper reflects on the implications of selecting local multifunctional networks as a principal method of achieving improvement in the transition experience of young people with life-limiting conditions, given the range of blocking factors identified. It summarises a programme of work that aimed to tackle these blocks through developing local systems responses. It then offers a review of organisation development that sets a context for the work and helps consider its implications, including a five-part model that emerged. Finally, learning and insights for practitioners engaged with local complex systems are offered, taking account of leadership, emergent boundaries and actor-network dynamics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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