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Does the Occupational Therapy Profession Have a Coherent Set of Values?

Thomas, Yvonne (2018) Does the Occupational Therapy Profession Have a Coherent Set of Values? In: Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, 11th - 13th June 2018, Belfast. (Unpublished)

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Values-based practice in health is increasingly important in complex clinical decision making (Fulford, 2011) and a national priority in response to a number of healthcare reviews. The importance of strongly held professional values is critical to developing a solid professional identity and ensuring competent, confident and valued occupational therapy practice (Turner and Knight, 2015). This study aims to identify professional values that underpin occupational therapy practice, and provide direction for values based practice education and recruitment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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The full-text of the conference presentation cannot be accessed. The abstract has been published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 81, Issue 8, Supplement, August 2018, p 39.

Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational therapy practice, professional values, value-based practice, clinical decision making, managers, student contact
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Yvonne Thomas
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 08:40

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