Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anita Lightburn and Phebe Sessions

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159226

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 December 2020

Evaluating Community-Based Clinical Practice

Evaluating Community-Based Clinical Practice

(p.153) 12 Evaluating Community-Based Clinical Practice
Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Martha Morrison Dore

Anita Lightburn

Oxford University Press

The evaluation of social programs and clinical practice has become an essential component of collective efforts to solve, ameliorate, or prevent the problems and difficulties that negatively impact communities and erode the lives of the people living in them. Indeed, the evaluation enterprise now wears multiple hats: (1) as facilitator in the development and implementation of new programs and services; (2) as a key source of understanding and direction in the revision of established programs; and (3) as the identifier, interpreter, and disseminator of program results. This chapter presents a constructivist approach to evaluation that honors the principles of community-based clinical practice. This approach is the context for the three broadly defined roles of evaluation just described. A model is presented that is synchronous with these principles. The goal is to enable those involved in implementing community-based clinical practice models to view evaluation as an essential tool in building their programs and practice.

Keywords:   community-based practice, clinical practice, evaluation, social work practice, constructivism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .