The Resource Professionalism, Alan Cribb and Sharon Gewirtz

Professionalism, Alan Cribb and Sharon Gewirtz

Label
Professionalism
Title
Professionalism
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cribb and Sharon Gewirtz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Professionalism is a complex and highly disputed idea of crucial importance in a range of fields, not least health and social care. It can inspire people by reminding them of workplace ideals and the value of occupational expertise. But it can also feel threatening and de-motivating; for example, if it is used to demand ever more from people working in very challenging circumstances. The language of professionalism can evoke a special relationship of trust between service users and practitioners. But it can also suggest a social distance between two classes of people; high status professionals and their lower status 'non-professional' clients.This book is an original and accessible guide to these ambiguities and complexities. Cribb and Gewirtz clarify the nature of professionalism and explain and defend its importance, providing an understanding of, and an analytical engagement with, both idealistic and critical perspectives. In addition, the authors assess the implications of contemporary policy trends for professional work, showing how they may be radically altering our understanding of the 'good' professional.This inviting and reflective study draws upon examples and case studies and weaves in a range of relevant theoretical concepts and perspectives. Written in a style that encourages and supports further reflection on this complex topic, Professionalism/ is the only book of its kind for practitioners, researchers and students in health and social care"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
610.69
Index
index present
LC call number
R690
LC item number
.C74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key themes in health and social care series
Label
Professionalism, Alan Cribb and Sharon Gewirtz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893895607
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 154 pages
Isbn
9780745653167
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014043492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)893895607
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