Boundaries and Relationships in Homelessness Work: Lola, an Agency Manager
Keywords:professional, perspective, biography, vocation, boundary-maintenance, defended self, holistic care, clients, BNIM, relationships, feedback, conditionality, theory-in-use
AbstractThe professional is also a human being. This paper explores the complementary and contradictory relation between biography and vocation in the history of a nurse who became a social work manager, as revealed in a biographic-narrative interview. It touches on the difficulties of providing insights to the interviewee in the form of feedback in a case-study paper of this kind, interpreting this difficulty through the concept of 'defended subjectivity', and on the theory-in-use in social work and professional training. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401132
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Wengraf, T. (2004). Boundaries and Relationships in Homelessness Work: Lola, an Agency Manager. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.1.658
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