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Commentary on “Occupational identity of staff and attitudes towards institutional closure”

Turnpenny, Agnes (2014) Commentary on “Occupational identity of staff and attitudes towards institutional closure”. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 19 (3). pp. 142-145. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-04-2014-0008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect on Vesala et al.'s (2014) findings on the occupational identity of staff and attitudes towards institutional closure. Design/methodology/approach – This commentary reviews some of the research around staffing, organisational hygiene and service management in countries that have already implemented deinstitutionalisation, and draws out some key considerations for countries and organisations that are planning the transition from institutions to community-based care. Findings – There is increasing evidence around approaches that are more likely to lead to positive service user and staff outcomes. Particularly person-centred active support and practice leadership have emerged as effective approaches in facilitating organisational change and high-quality services. Originality/value – Some of the experiences and practices in post-deinstitutionalisation countries around active support and practice leadership can provide valuable considerations for planning institutional closure programmes in countries currently implementing deinstitutionalisation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-04-2014-0008
Uncontrolled keywords: Staff, Community living, Deinstitutionalization, Attitudes, Occupational identity, Community-based care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 Mental handicap and social care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Agnes Turnpenny
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 23:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58969 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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