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Facilitating effective methods of physical therapy student learning during shadowing experiences

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Jami
dc.contributor.author Aiers, Jen
dc.contributor.author Chicoine, Anna
dc.contributor.author Gagne, Erin
dc.contributor.author Gardiner, Susan
dc.contributor.author Bainbridge, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T21:43:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T21:43:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43222
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Shadow experiences have been identified as valuable learning opportunities that help students become more comfortable in the clinical setting and subsequently more effective learners in the classroom. Shadowing provides students with the opportunity to access and observe leadership behaviours and characteristics demonstrated by practicing therapists. A highly effective and satisfying shadow experience that socializes the student to the profession and increases confidence in clinical environments is currently not well defined. Methods: Student perspectives were evaluated using post-shadow experience surveys and focus groups to explore attitudes towards and satisfaction with the shadowing experience. Preceptors contributed their perspectives in a focus group addressing themes identified through student surveys. Faculty members involved in coordinating clinical education for health profession students at the University of British Columbia participated in interviews. Qualitative analysis was used for all data. Results: We identified five essential themes contributing to the shadowing experience: structure of the experience, curriculum and assignments, preceptor, socialization, and inter-professional practice. Conclusion: The themes and findings from all stakeholders inform specific recommendations for improvement of the shadow placement experience. We suggest shadow experiences undertaken with multiple students focused on exposure to varied physical therapy practice areas followed by guided reflections to maximize transformational learning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; PHTH 572 en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ *
dc.subject shadowing en_US
dc.subject clinical placement en_US
dc.subject physical therapy en_US
dc.subject socialization en_US
dc.subject clinical education en_US
dc.title Facilitating effective methods of physical therapy student learning during shadowing experiences en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text Graduating Project en_US
dc.description.affiliation Physical Therapy, Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.date.gss 2012-09-18T21:43:32Z

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