Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Thesis Abstracts

Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Thesis Abstracts

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Jenna Breckenridge Being person driven in a service driven organisation: a grounded theory of Revisioning Service Ideals and Client Realities. Queen Margaret University, 2010. PhD.

This thesis presents a classic grounded theory study of Condition Management Programmes, which form part of the UK Government Initiative Pathways to Work. Condition Management Programmes provide short, work-focused interventions to help people claiming incapacity benefits to return to employment. Delivered jointly between Jobcentre Plus and the NHS, or by providers within the private and voluntary sectors, health care practitioners working in Condition Management Programmes are often faced with competing priorities.

This thesis has identified practitioners' concern with being person driven in a service driven organisation, and presents the emergent grounded theory of Revisioning Service Ideals and Client Realities, which explains conceptually the means through which this concern is continually resolved. Practitioners are conceptualised as 'revisioning' or making thoughtful, situational adaptations to their practice, which either deviate from or retreat within service boundaries. …

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