The development and refinement of the practice domain framework as a conceptual tool for understanding and guiding social care practice

Darracott, Rosalyn M. (2015) The development and refinement of the practice domain framework as a conceptual tool for understanding and guiding social care practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study identified the common factors that influence social care practice across disciplines (such as social work and psychology), practice fields, and geographical contexts and further developed the Practice Domain Framework as an empirically-based conceptual framework to assist practitioners in understanding practice complexities. The framework has application in critical reflection, professional supervision, interdisciplinary understanding, teamwork, management, teaching and research. A mixed-methods design was used to identify the components and structure of the refined framework. Eighteen influential factors were identified and organised into eight domains: the Societal, Structural, Organisational, Practice Field, Professional Practice, Accountable Practice, Community of Place, and Personal.

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ID Code: 86048
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Lonne, Robert, Wagner, Ingrid, & Cheers, Jess
Keywords: Practice Domain Framework, Influences on practice, Social Care, Practice environment, Critical reflection, Professional supervision, Interdisciplinary practice, Decision making, Human services, Practice context
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2015 03:02
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 08:24

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