A1 Journal article (refereed)
Perhe- ja lapsityön ammatilliset asiantuntijuudet kokemusasiantuntijuuden kontekstissa (2021)
Professional expertise of family and child services workers in the context of expertise-by-experience


Itäpuisto, M., Kiili, J., Malinen, K., Moilanen, J., & Punna, M. (2021). Perhe- ja lapsityön ammatilliset asiantuntijuudet kokemusasiantuntijuuden kontekstissa. Janus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti, 29(3), 212-228. https://doi.org/10.30668/janus.96981


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Itäpuisto, Maritta; Kiili, Johanna; Malinen, Kaisa; Moilanen, Johanna; Punna, Mari

Journal or series: Janus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti

ISSN: 1235-7812

eISSN: 2489-4990

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 29

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 212–228

Publisher: Sosiaalipoliittinen yhdistys; Sosiaalityön tutkimuksen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30668/janus.96981

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78222


Abstract

In the research, the expertise of professionals in family and child services was studied in relation to expertise by experience through group interview material. Three different forms of professional expertise were found. The first form of professional expertise was named co-operational expertise, which refers to mutual knowledge formation and activities with clientele. The second form, traditional expertise, adheres to strict expert roles, leaving only limited space for expertise by experience. The third form of professional expertise was named ethical guardianship; a term that emphasizes practical and concrete supervision of ethicalness. Several ways to perform ethical guardianship become visible in the work tasks, guidelines, rules and risks by professionals in relation to experts by experience. The results indicate that professionals in family and child services produce a new role in addition to, or instead of, old ones through the supervision of ethical questions. This may be seen as a reaction to the pressure caused by expertise by experience.


Keywords: social work; child-related work; family work; expertise; professional skills; experiential knowledge; professional ethics; professionalism; experts by experience

Free keywords: social work; child-related work; family work; expertise; professional skills; experiential knowledge; professional ethics; professionalism; experts by experience


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