Journal article

Academic-practice partnerships in practice research: A cultural shift for health social workers

L Joubert

Social Work in Health Care: the journal of health care work | Published : 2012


© 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Academic-practice partnerships in practice research support health social workers in engaging in research that is embedded within their practice. This shift in culture enables social workers to join in a health service discourse that is increasingly data-driven and focused on effective practice and demonstrated quality of care for patients. The mentoringmodel is described as enabling practitioners to superimpose research skills onto existing practice skills. An academic-practice research collaboration can reduce the distance between research and practice, contribute to a body of knowledge for health social work and promote health social ..

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