Advertisement

Case Studies Exploring the Applicability of the STEPS Interpretive Framework in Other Professions

  • John KennyEmail author
  • Christopher Speldewinde
  • Annette Marlow
  • Ian Parsons
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we consider two case studies where the Interpretive Framework was applied to contexts other than education. The first case study was concerned with improving the professional experience programme for nursing and medical students who undertook placement at a healthcare organisation (HCO). In the second case study, the Interpretive Framework was applied to a project to establish two medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) to better support people with mental health issues to deal with legal problems. The adaptability of the Interpretive Framework becomes evident when, in the first case, it was used to evaluate and improve an existing learning partnership between the university and a HCO, while in the second, it was used to support the establishment of a new partnership between lawyers and mental health clinics. The stakeholders reported that the Interpretive Framework was, with minor adjustments to language, readily adapted to their contexts.

Keywords

Evaluating partnerships Interpretive Framework Initiating partnerships 

References

  1. Chaudary, J. (2014). Transforming systems for people with developmental disabilities: A patients-to-policy story, bridging the divide: trends, topics and tips in medical-legal partnership, http://medicallegalpartnership.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/transforming-systems-for-people-with.html.
  2. Courtney-Pratt, H. M., FitzGerald, M., Ford, K., Marsden, K., & Marlow, A. (2011). Quality clinical placement for undergraduate nursing students: A cross sectional survey of undergraduates and supervising nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(6), 74–79.Google Scholar
  3. Creedy, D., & Henderson, A. (2006). Leading engagement of academic and clinical communities for learning. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Final Report: Queensland.Google Scholar
  4. Jones, M., Hobbs, L., Kenny, J., Campbell, C., Chittleborough, G., Gilbert, A., Herbert, S., & Redman, C. (2016). Successful university-school partnerships: An IF to inform partnership practice, teaching and teacher education (Vol. 60, pp. 108–120). ISSN 0742-051X (2016).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.08.006.
  5. Kisely, S., Campbell, L. A., Peddle, S., Hare, S., Pyche, M., Spicer, D., et al. (2010). A Controlled before-and-after evaluation of a mobile crisis partnership between mental health and police services in Nova Scotia. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55, 662–668.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Miller, L., Mixer, S., Lindley, L., Fornehed, M., Niederhauser, V., & Barnes, L. (2015). Using partnerships to advance nursing practice and education: The precious prints project. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(1), 50–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Noble, P. (2012). Advocacy-health alliances: Better health through medical-legal partnership. Bendigo: Advocacy & Rights Centre Ltd.Google Scholar
  8. Noone, M. A. (2012). Integrated legal services: Lessons from West Heidelberg CLS. Alternative law journal, 37, 26–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Patrick, C., Peach, D., Pockee, C., Webb, F., Fletcher, M., & Pretto, G. (2008). The WIL [Work integrated learning] Report: A national scoping study [Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Final Report]. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.Google Scholar
  10. Ryan, A. M., Kutob, R. M., Suther, E., Hansen, M., & Sandel, M. (2012). Pilot Study of impact of medical-legal partnership services on patients’ perceived stress and wellbeing. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23, 1536–1546.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Siggins Miller Consultants. (2012). Promoting quality in clinical placements: Literature review and national stakeholder consultation. Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia.Google Scholar
  12. Smith, M., Brooks, S., Lichtenberg, A., McIIveen, P., Torjul, & P., Tyler, J. (2009). Career development learning: Maximising the contribution of work-integrated learning to the student experience. [Australian Learning and Teaching Council] Final Project Report. Wollongong: University of Wollongong.Google Scholar
  13. Taylor, M., Brammer, J., Cameron, M., & Perrin, C. (2015). The sum of all parts: An Australian experience in improving clinical partnerships. Nurse Education Today, 35, 297–303.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Kenny
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christopher Speldewinde
    • 2
  • Annette Marlow
    • 1
  • Ian Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

Personalised recommendations