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dc.contributor.authorReime, Monika Alvestad
dc.description.abstractThis article explores professional discourses in the Norwegian residential child care system. It discusses how the discourses serve as constraints on and possibilities for evidence-based practice when different definitions of evidence-based practice are considered. Among the Nordic countries, Norway has been a forerunner in the implementation of evidence-based practice in child welfare. However, I argue that tensions exist, both within professional practice and between professional understandings and policy aims. I use discourse theory to analyze interviews with 19 professionals working in coercive residential child care. The results reveal two competing professional discourses: the discourse of technoscience and the discourse of indeterminacy. Possibilities of evidence-based practice in residential child care are found within both discourses if a wide and inclusive definition of evidence-based practice is applied. This study emphasizes the importance of engaging in constant reflection when discussing possibilities for evidence-based practice within residential child care.en_US
dc.publisherNordic network of researchers in the study of professions (NORDPRO)eng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="" target="_blank">Barn på tvang. Nyere styringstrender og konkurrerende diskurser i institusjonsbarnevernet</a>
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectprofessional discourseseng
dc.subjectresidential child careeng
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceeng
dc.subjectscientific knowledgeeng
dc.subjectprofessional judgmenteng
dc.titleDiscourses in Residential Child Care and Possibilities for Evidence-Based Practiceeng
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalProfessions and Professionalism
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240::Offentlig og privat administrasjon: 242

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