Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729538862, 9780729586795

Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice

1st Edition

Authors: Joy Higgs Megan Smith Gillian Webb Margot Skinner
eBook ISBN: 9780729586795
Paperback ISBN: 9780729538862
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 2nd December 2008

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the key issues and perspectives in the current practice of physiotherapy, focussing on the issues that are not taught in 'clinical' texts yet that underpin professional practice. The book helps students gain a good understanding of the physiotherapy profession. It will introduce students to the key practice issues included in professional entry curricula: history of the profession, the workforce and roles of physiotherapists, ethics, law, reflective practice, clinical reasoning, teamwork, and other professional issues within the field of physiotherapy.


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About the Author

Joy Higgs

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Director, Strategic Development, The Education for Practice Institute, Division of Student Learning; Strategic Research Professor in Professional Practice, The Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning & Education (RIPPLE) at Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia

Megan Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia

Gillian Webb

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Margot Skinner

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand