Professional thinking in Individual Plan processes
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionSlettebø, Å., Hellem, E., Bruusgaard, K. A., Madsen, V. H., Alve, G., & Langhammer, B. (2014). Professional thinking in Individual Plan processes. Ergoterapeuten, 57 (1), 44-53. http://www.ergoterapeuten.no/content/download/82734/293867/file/Alve.pdf
This article explores the kind of critical and reflective thinking taht influences the social and health care professionals in the Individual Plan process. An inter-professional group of six healthcare and social researchers collected the data, which consisted of indepth interviews with 12 service providers who were the clients´ coordinators and one day centre leader. By focusing on reflective thinking in a critical perspective, it is concluded that coordinators are guided by different philosophical and theoretical perspectives in this process; a mixture of reasoning strategies, caring as a relational concept and a mixture of philosophical frameworks. To improve critical thinking in Individual Plan processes, coordinators need to be conscious about their way of thinking in action.