Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips you with the skills, knowledge and understandings that managers, practitioners and students need to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. The book draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within your workplaces.

Multi-Professional Evaluation

Multi-professional evaluation

Chapter Overview

This chapter critiques concepts of total quality management and research-based evaluation by suggesting that such approaches are problematic because they are not sufficiently participatory, impose objective measures and put too much reliance on outsiders who do not have an understanding of local context. This chapter utilises a case study from a Welsh inclusion project in a local authority (we have called Penwall) that, for example enabled children and young people to define their own measures of success, in order to encourage you to move towards more relational approaches to evaluation. It concludes that if we aim to develop more inclusive multi-disciplinary services then we should also ensure those services enable collaborative dialogue concerning the measures that we use for evaluation, build sustained structures of participation and foster strong relationships of evaluation. (Note that ...

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