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Practice Knowledge & Expertise Health Prof

It provides the reader with a contemporary review examining the notion of practice knowledge gained from professional experience and its relationship to professional practice expertise.

It is divided into four sections: the first broadly examines the nature and forms of knowledge and the relationships between knowledge and practice; the second considers the nature of professional expertise; the third explores these principles in action and the fourth looks at future developments.

An essential purchase for all students, educators, researchers and practitioners of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and indeed all those in the health sciences field.

An essential purchase for all students, educators, researchers and practitioners of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and indeed all those in the health sciences field.

Paperback, 252 Pages

Published: March 2001

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4688-8

Contents

  • Section One - Knowledge and Practice: Professional practice and knowledge; The knower, the knowing and the known: Threads in the woven tapestries of knowledge; Social and cultural perspectives on professional knowledge and expertise; Integrating knowledge and practice in medicine; The nature of professional craft knowledge; Professionalization and professional craft knowledge; Explicating, creating and validating professional craft knowledge; Section Two - Professional Craft Knowledge and Expertise: Professional expertise; Skilled companionship in professional practice; Critical companionship: A conceptual framework for developing expertise; Personal frames of reference in professional practice; Patient-centred practice: An emerging focus for nursing expertise; Acting and the limits of professional craft knowledge; Professional practice: Artistry and connoisseurship; Section Three - Practice Knowledge in Action: Reflection as a tool for exploring professional practice knowledge and expertise; Facilitating the acquisition of craft knowledge through supported reflection; Using reflective group supervision to enhance practice knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and ethical decision making; Transferring professional craft knowledge across cultural contexts; Learning together: Fostering professional craft knowledge development in clinical placements; Facilitating the development of professional craft knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and curricula: what are really teaching?; Using practical knowledge of the creative arts to foster learning; Research knowledge: mastery and mystery; Research and professional craft knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and power relationships; Section Four – Reflections: A dynamic framework for the enhancement of health professional practice in an uncertain world: the practice-knowledge interface

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