European Social Work Research Association SIG to Study Decisions, Assessment, and Risk

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Taylor, B, Killick, C, Bertotti, T, Enosh, G, Gautschi, J, Hietamäki, J, Sicora, A and Whittaker, AJ (2017). European Social Work Research Association SIG to Study Decisions, Assessment, and Risk. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work.
AuthorsTaylor, B, Killick, C, Bertotti, T, Enosh, G, Gautschi, J, Hietamäki, J, Sicora, A and Whittaker, AJ
Abstract

Purpose: The increasing interest in professional judgement and decision making is often separate from the discourse about “risk,” and the time-honored focus on assessment. Method: The need to develop research in and across these topics was recognized in the founding of a Decisions, Assessment, and Risk Special Interest Group (DARSIG) by the European Social Work Research Association in 2014. Results: The Group's interests include cognitive judgements; decision processes with clients, families, other professionals and courts; assessment tools and processes; the assessment, communication, and management of risk; and legal, ethical, and emotional aspects of these. This article outlines the founding and scope of DARSIG; gives an overview of decision making, assessment, and risk for practice; illustrates connections between these; and highlights future research directions. Discussion: Professional knowledge about decision making, assessment, and risk complements knowledge about effectiveness of interventions. Conclusion: DARSIG promises to be a useful mechanism for the purpose.

KeywordsAssessment; Decision making; Evidence-informed practice; Professional judgement; Research; Risk
Year2017
JournalJournal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/23761407.2017.1394244
Publication dates
Print13 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Jan 2018
Accepted16 Oct 2017
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
Page range1-13
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