|About the book|
"I recommend this text to anyone who has an abiding interest in not how we should make decisions but how, in reality, we do."
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Clinical Judgement in the Health and Welfare Professions has been written for educators, managers, practitioners and advanced students in health and social care. It will also appeal to those with an interest in the analysis of institutional discourse and ethnographic research.
|About the authors|
Susan White is Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Huddersfield. She is interested in the social and moral dimensions of professional practice and has completed discourse analytic and ethnographic studies in a range of health and welfare settings. Before becoming an academic, she managed a statutory child care social work team in an interdisciplinary setting. She teaches health and welfare professionals at graduate and postgraduate levels.
John Stancombe is a full time consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS with over twenty years experience of practice. He currently works in the Child Psychological Service of the Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust in Manchester. He has recently completed discourse analytic, doctoral research on family therapy process, which explores the rhetorical-moral dimensions of therapeutic practice.
|Table of contents|
Part one - Theorizing clinical judgement
Science and art: Approaches to understanding clinical judgement
Seductive certainties: The 'scientific bureaucratic' model
Interrogating the tacit dimension: Concepts and methods
Part two - Being realistic about clinical judgement: Case formulation in context
Clinical science as social practice: Using formal knowledge in professional work
Emotion and morality: Blameworthiness, creditworthiness and clinical judgement
Science, morality and case formulation in paediatrics: A case study
Managing multiple versions: Rhetoric and moral judgement in a family therapy case
Clinical judgement in context: Towards a more realistic realism
Appendix: Transcription conventions
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