Practice

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Iriss Insights
Do you have an idea for an Iriss Insight (evidence summary)? Insights promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform and improve future policy and practice.

Fit for the Future: Beautiful Practice Cards

Love-heart illustration

A series of blank postcards.

What can this tool be used for?

To encourage people who access support to record beautiful practice that has touched them.

How do you use it?

Give people postcards and ask them to record their experiences of beautiful practice. Explain that you want to find out more about what you do well as an organisation, so that you can do more of that in the future.

Leading change in supervision

Messages from practice

Supervision meeting
Report that describes the rationale, process and learning from a project which explored the topic of supervision with a group of six partners.

Delivering integrated care and support

Report commissioned by ADSW

Delivering integrated care and support
Second review of evidence completed for ADSW by Professor Alison Petch on the factors that underpin best health and social care integrated practice.

The role of personal storytelling in practice

Insight 23

Insight 23 - The role of personal storytelling in practice
Explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive, meaningful change for individuals who access support. It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories.

PROP (Practitioner Research: Older People)

Final reports

PROP

Final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and Iriss. The project was about health and social care for older people.

Knowledge management in practice - Charlene Tait

Interview with Charlene Tait, development director, Scottish Autism

Charlene Tait

In this short video, new Iriss Champion, Charlene Tait, describes the process of sharing knowledge to improve practice within Scottish Autism.

This forms part of the Iriss evidence informed practice case study series designed to help practitioners share their experiences of using different types of evidence to change the delivery of services.

Decision-making and social work in Scotland

The role of evidence and practice wisdom

This report presents the results of a small qualitative study undertaken between February and March 2011. It considers the role of evidence in decision making around risk in social work and what affects this process.

The research aims to shed light on the relationship between evidence and practice wisdom (as an evidence type or integrating vehicle) or professional judgement, and how this relationship shapes decision making.