Involvement as inclusion? Shared decision-making in social work practice in Israel: A qualitative account

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Shared decision-making (SDM), a representation of shared knowledge and power between social workers and their clients, is gaining popularity and prevalence in social services around the world. In many senses, SDM reflects values traditionally associated with social work and service provision, such as equality and anti-discrimination. In the complex context of social problem-solving, however, the relationship between SDM, social workers and their clients is multi-faceted and deserves particular attention. The current study examined SDM and the dilemmas it entails through interviews conducted in 2012 with 77 Israeli social workers and policy makers whose responses were analysed according to the guiding principles of descriptive phenomenological content analysis and dialogical commonality. Participants' responses represent notions of hope, change, identity and choice. Findings are discussed in correspondence with current and recent trends in Israeli social services, and the social work profession in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Shared decision-making
  • Social care
  • Social exclusion
  • Social work

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Involvement as inclusion? Shared decision-making in social work practice in Israel: A qualitative account'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this