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ERIC Number: EJ881308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Professionals' Perspectives on Organizational Factors that Support or Hinder the Successful Implementation of Family-Centered Practice
Wright, Alexandra; Hiebert-Murphy, Diane; Trute, Barry
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n2 p114-130 2010
This article presents findings from an exploratory, qualitative study whose objective was to identify professionals' perceptions of organizational factors that support or hinder the implementation of family-centered practice (FCP). Two disability services organizations in Manitoba, Canada, were selected as the research sites. In 2002, all staff were invited to participate in qualitative interviews and focus groups, resulting in 36 people responding (front-line service coordinators, supervisors, and key informants). The analysis identified factors related to the organization's culture and climate (such as caseload size and activity, supervision, and training), policy limitations, and collateral services, as negatively affecting the ability to successfully implement FCP. The findings suggest that organizations should develop and maintain organizational cultures and climates necessary to support, implement and sustain FCP to positively impact service quality and outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada