What difference does it make? Findings of an impact study of service user and carer involvement on social work students’ subsequent practice.

Hughes, M., 2017. What difference does it make? Findings of an impact study of service user and carer involvement on social work students’ subsequent practice. Social Work Education, 36 (2), pp. 203-216.

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DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2016.1274725

Abstract

This paper reports on a study which followed up a group of social work students to explore whether service user involvement in their education made any difference to their practice and whether there were different models or types of involvement which had a more significant impact than others. The findings showed that the impact was individual to each student. It was often specific encounters or ‘light bulb moments’ which led to increased awareness or insight into their own practice particularly when encountering similar situations or when pressures of practice led to them losing sight of service user perspectives. The paper shares these findings and considers the learning for educators in developing models of involvement which enhance impact on subsequent practice.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1470-1227
Uncontrolled Keywords:service user involvement ; social work education ; impact
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:26152
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:13 Jan 2017 15:33
Last Modified:23 May 2017 15:17

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