Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professions: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Struan Jacobs, Heather D'Cruz

Routledge
Published December 18, 2009
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780754672845 - CAT# Y238461

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Summary

Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professions explores the nature and role of knowledge in the practical work of the caring professions. It focuses on knowledge of the practical over the theoretical, looking at the application of theory and the implementation of skill, judgment and discretion. Containing contributions from experts in a variety of fields, the research within this book offers a unique perspective on professional practice as multi-disciplinary, illustrating shared and overlapping understandings in knowledge-in-practice between the different professions as well as understandings that are distinctive to each discipline. It underlines that in order to effectively address the range of social, psychological and health problems facing contemporary societies, professionals need to engage in cooperative models of practice.

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