Introspection as intra-professionalism in social and health care

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Abstract

This article analyses two cases from health and social care, adopting a psychosocietal approach. The analysis highlights how professionalism evolves and develops through an introspection of the relational and scenic processes between professionals, as well as between the professional and the client or patient. As a phenomenon at the core of professional practice, it will be argued that introspection needs to recognize and encompass the intra- and inter-psychic responses and understandings of professionals and their clients and patients. The first case places supervision as a learning space, where framing and complex exchanges of loss and confirmation, and of denial and displacement take place between a group of social workers and their supervisor. In the second case, it becomes apparent how the research interview opens up an opportunity for processing the emotions and socially critical experiences
involved in hospital work.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice
Volume31
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages14
ISSN0265-0533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Bibliographical note

Important notice from the Publisher, regarding the attached article version: “This is an Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Social Work Practice on 08 Apr 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02650533.2016.1142952”

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