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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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (UBCV Non-Thesis Graduate Work) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; PHTH 572 en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subject shadowing en
dc.subject clinical placement en
dc.subject physical therapy en
dc.subject socialization en
dc.subject clinical education en
dc.title Facilitating effective methods of physical therapy student learning during shadowing experiences en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.text Graduating Project en
dc.description.affiliation Medicine, Faculty of en
dc.description.affiliation Physical Therapy, Department of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en
dc.date.gss 2012-09-18T21:43:32Z

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