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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Bloem, Cornelia Hesther Margaretha
URN etd-12152006-111832
Document Title 'n Praktykmodel vir privaatpraktykbestuur in maatskaplike werk (Afrikaans)
Degree PhD (Social Work)
Department Social Work and Criminology
Advisor Name Title
Prof C S L Delport Committee Chair
  • intervensienavorsingsmodel
  • teoretiese verwysingsraamwerk
  • maatskaplike werk
  • privaatpraktykbestuur
  • intervetnion research model
  • praktykmodel
  • elements
  • concepts
  • processes
  • principles
  • systems theory
  • private practice management
  • theoretical framework
  • social work
  • practice model
  • konsepte
  • sisteemteorie
  • elemente
  • beginsels
  • prosesse
Date 2005-04-13
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The study is aimed at the development of a Practice Model for Private Practice Management in Social work. It is evident from the literature that no practice model for private practice management exists, peculiar to the nature and modus operandi of Social work. A further problem is that the knowledge base of Social work is often derived and adopted from other professions and disciplines to address problem areas in Social work private practice. The problem lies far deeper.

The lack of a practice model for private practice management also implies the lack of guidelines on how to employ social workers within the field of private practice. Poor remuneration and socio-economic change in the external environment put financial and emotional pressure on the social worker, which causes him to leave the social work profession.

With reference to the above mentioned the researcher developed a practise model for private practice management in Social work to an extend that the content nature and magnitude of private practice is being familiarised and utilised in practice through this practise model.

In order to reach this goal, a theoretical frame of reference for private practice management in Social work is created, the profile of existing private practices in South Africa is explored, a practice model for private practice management is developed through the intervention research model and the developed practice model's value is evaluated through focus groups consisting of private practitioners. Interdependent herewith all relevant concepts, principles, processes and elements as components of a practice model is investigated in both the field of social work and economic and management sciences. From the economic and management science a distinction is made between aspects applicable within entrepreneurship and management to private practice management.

Based on a comprehensive literature study the practice model is developed and supported by a secondary data analysis from the national databank of the South African Social Workers in Private Practice. The utilisation value of the developed model is evaluated through three separate focus groups consisting of social workers in private practice. The qualitative data analysed through this process is carefully incorporated into a final practice model. Conclusions and recommendations as a result of the research process conclude the study.

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Please cite as follows:

Bloem, CHM 2004, 'n Praktykmodel vir privaatpraktykbestuur in maatskaplike werk (Afrikaans), PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12152006-111832 / >

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