Making practice visible: The Workplace Culture Critical Analysis Tool (WCCAT)

Brendan McCormack, Elizabeth Henderson, Val Wilson, Jayne Wright

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Emancipatory practice development has a key focus on changing the culture of practice to enable more person-centredness to be developed in the care unit (ward, department or clinic). However, getting inside the prevailing practice culture can be challenging and complex and it can be difficult to determine the specific aspects of culture that need to be addressed in a development programme. One way of doing this, and a key process of practice development, is observation of practice. However, many of the tools available for the observation of practice are inconsistent with the philosophy and values underpinning emancipatory practice development, i.e. they tend towards judgement of quality rather than the facilitation of engagement. The WCCAT has been developed as an observation tool consistent with the philosophy and values of emancipatory practice development and is a facilitative process. In this paper we set out the framework underpinning the WCCAT, the phases involved in undertaking an observation and examples of how to use the tool in practice. An initial evaluation of the use of the tool by practice development facilitators is also provided.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages28-43
    JournalPractice Development in Healthcare
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

    Fingerprint

    Workplace
    Observation

    Cite this

    McCormack, Brendan ; Henderson, Elizabeth ; Wilson, Val ; Wright, Jayne. / Making practice visible: The Workplace Culture Critical Analysis Tool (WCCAT). In: Practice Development in Healthcare. 2009 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 28-43.
    @article{49bd7d2d7d01422cae60f70665c61dea,
    title = "Making practice visible: The Workplace Culture Critical Analysis Tool (WCCAT)",
    abstract = "Emancipatory practice development has a key focus on changing the culture of practice to enable more person-centredness to be developed in the care unit (ward, department or clinic). However, getting inside the prevailing practice culture can be challenging and complex and it can be difficult to determine the specific aspects of culture that need to be addressed in a development programme. One way of doing this, and a key process of practice development, is observation of practice. However, many of the tools available for the observation of practice are inconsistent with the philosophy and values underpinning emancipatory practice development, i.e. they tend towards judgement of quality rather than the facilitation of engagement. The WCCAT has been developed as an observation tool consistent with the philosophy and values of emancipatory practice development and is a facilitative process. In this paper we set out the framework underpinning the WCCAT, the phases involved in undertaking an observation and examples of how to use the tool in practice. An initial evaluation of the use of the tool by practice development facilitators is also provided.",
    author = "Brendan McCormack and Elizabeth Henderson and Val Wilson and Jayne Wright",
    year = "2009",
    month = "3",
    doi = "10.1002/pdh.273",
    language = "English",
    volume = "8",
    pages = "28--43",
    journal = "Practice Development in Healthcare",
    issn = "1475-9861",
    number = "1",

    }

    Making practice visible: The Workplace Culture Critical Analysis Tool (WCCAT). / McCormack, Brendan; Henderson, Elizabeth; Wilson, Val; Wright, Jayne.

    In: Practice Development in Healthcare, Vol. 8, No. 1, 03.2009, p. 28-43.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Making practice visible: The Workplace Culture Critical Analysis Tool (WCCAT)

    AU - McCormack, Brendan

    AU - Henderson, Elizabeth

    AU - Wilson, Val

    AU - Wright, Jayne

    PY - 2009/3

    Y1 - 2009/3

    N2 - Emancipatory practice development has a key focus on changing the culture of practice to enable more person-centredness to be developed in the care unit (ward, department or clinic). However, getting inside the prevailing practice culture can be challenging and complex and it can be difficult to determine the specific aspects of culture that need to be addressed in a development programme. One way of doing this, and a key process of practice development, is observation of practice. However, many of the tools available for the observation of practice are inconsistent with the philosophy and values underpinning emancipatory practice development, i.e. they tend towards judgement of quality rather than the facilitation of engagement. The WCCAT has been developed as an observation tool consistent with the philosophy and values of emancipatory practice development and is a facilitative process. In this paper we set out the framework underpinning the WCCAT, the phases involved in undertaking an observation and examples of how to use the tool in practice. An initial evaluation of the use of the tool by practice development facilitators is also provided.

    AB - Emancipatory practice development has a key focus on changing the culture of practice to enable more person-centredness to be developed in the care unit (ward, department or clinic). However, getting inside the prevailing practice culture can be challenging and complex and it can be difficult to determine the specific aspects of culture that need to be addressed in a development programme. One way of doing this, and a key process of practice development, is observation of practice. However, many of the tools available for the observation of practice are inconsistent with the philosophy and values underpinning emancipatory practice development, i.e. they tend towards judgement of quality rather than the facilitation of engagement. The WCCAT has been developed as an observation tool consistent with the philosophy and values of emancipatory practice development and is a facilitative process. In this paper we set out the framework underpinning the WCCAT, the phases involved in undertaking an observation and examples of how to use the tool in practice. An initial evaluation of the use of the tool by practice development facilitators is also provided.

    U2 - 10.1002/pdh.273

    DO - 10.1002/pdh.273

    M3 - Article

    VL - 8

    SP - 28

    EP - 43

    JO - Practice Development in Healthcare

    T2 - Practice Development in Healthcare

    JF - Practice Development in Healthcare

    SN - 1475-9861

    IS - 1

    ER -