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Breaking the Boundaries Collective - A Manifesto for Relationship-based Practice

Darley, D, Blundell, P, Cherry, L, Wong, JO, Wilson, AM, Vaughan, S, Vandenberghe, K, Taylor, B, Scott, K, Ridgeway, T, Parker, S, Olson, S, Oakley, L, Newman, A, Murray, E, Hughes, DG, Bin Hasan, N, Harrison, J, Hall, M, Guido-Bayliss, L , Edah, R, Eichsteller, S, Dougan, L, Burke, B, Boucher, S, Maestri-Banks, A and Breaking the Boundaries Collective, (2024) Breaking the Boundaries Collective - A Manifesto for Relationship-based Practice. Ethics and Social Welfare. ISSN 1749-6535

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This paper argues that professionals who make boundary-related decisions should be guided by relationship-based practice. In our roles as service users and professionals, drawing from our lived experiences of professional relationships, we argue we need to move away from distance-based practice. This includes understanding the boundary stories and narratives that exist for all of us – including the people we support, other professionals, as well as the organisations and systems within which we work. When we are dealing with professional boundary issues, we should centre relationship-building skills that are central to many other aspects of our work. Skills that foster relationships at all levels – between professionals, service users, and services – need to be revalued. Our final recommendation is to create, develop, and foster safer spaces within and outside of organisations, as well as inter-professionally, for the discussion and exploration of boundary-related issues and practice. We are interested in hearing from those with experiences of being marginalised by boundaries so that they can inform a reshaping of our collective ideas around boundary related practices. To foster relationshipbased practices in organisations, we have outlined several recommendations here; however, we recognize that these do not go far enough, and that collective action is needed to inform systemic change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1607 Social Work; 2201 Applied Ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2023 14:38
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2024 12:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/17496535.2024.2317618
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22129
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