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dc.contributorDepartment of Applied Social Sciencesen_US
dc.creatorLu, Wen_US
dc.creatorChen, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-16T06:35:13Z-
dc.date.available2021-06-16T06:35:13Z-
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/90318-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.subjectMistakeen_US
dc.subjectProfessionalisationen_US
dc.subjectReflectionen_US
dc.subjectReflective interviewen_US
dc.subjectReflective practiceen_US
dc.subjectSocial workeren_US
dc.titleReflecting on mistakes in practice among social workers in Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage461en_US
dc.identifier.epage479en_US
dc.identifier.volume52en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcab005en_US
dcterms.abstractReflection is widely practiced in human service professions, but little research has examined whether reflection actually translates into action and, if so, how. This article explores the possibilities and limits of reflective practice by drawing on data collected through reflective interviews with fifteen Chinese social workers on mistakes in practice. The findings demonstrate that social workers in China are aware of being reflective, even critically reflective, by pondering mistakes and failures they have encountered. Their reflections, however, do not extend to future action plans. Rather, they prefer to rely on manual-based knowledge providing explicit guidance, reflecting their developing reflective capacity and low professional identity. The article argues that social workers’ reflective awareness needs to be built up, while fully recognising the limits of reflection. To address mistakes, not only do we need to create opportunities for practitioners to reflect, but also to address the risk-management strategies of social work organisations and the independent roles that should be performed by professional social work associations in Mainland China.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsembargoed accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBritish journal of social work, Jan. 2022 , v. 52, no. 1, p. 461-479en_US
dcterms.isPartOfBritish journal of social worken_US
dcterms.issued2022-01-
dc.identifier.eissn1468-263Xen_US
dc.description.validate202106 bcvcen_US
dc.description.oaNot applicableen_US
dc.identifier.FolderNumbera0926-n02-
dc.identifier.SubFormID2141-
dc.description.fundingSourceSelf-fundeden_US
dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
dc.date.embargo2024-01-31en_US
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