Title

"You feel like family..." Professional boundaries and social model aphasia groups

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Informa UK Ltd

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology & Social Science

RAS ID

10340

Comments

This article was originally published as: Sherratt, S., & Hersh, D. J. (2010). "You feel like family..." Professional boundaries and social model aphasia groups. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 12(2), 152-161. Original article available here

Abstract

In this theoretical paper, we argue that the adoption of the social model to aphasia rehabilitation within group settings changes the metaphorical location of the boundaries between clinicians and clients. Despite a growing literature on group work for aphasia and social model applications for people with chronic aphasia, there has been almost no attention paid to how professional boundaries are negotiated. This paper reviews how this issue is dealt with within professional codes of ethics and what is written more broadly on professional boundaries, and then uses a number of real case examples to encourage further discussion and awareness of this important issue in aphasia rehabilitation within group settings.

DOI

10.3109/17549500903521806

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.3109/17549500903521806