Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice

2nd Edition

Authors: Gail Jensen Jan Gwyer Laurita Hack Katherine Shepard
Paperback ISBN: 9781416002147
eBook ISBN: 9781416068464
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th September 2006
Page Count: 352

Table of Contents

Part I. Studying Expertise: Purpose, Concepts, and Tools

1. Professional Life: Issues of Health Care, Education, and Development

2. Understanding Expertise: Connecting Research and Theory to Physical Therapy

3. Methods for Exploring Expertise


Part II. Portraits of Expertise in Physical Therapy

4. Expert Practice in Pediatrics: When Work is Play

5. Expert Practice in Geriatrics: You’re Never Too Old

6. Experienced Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation: Experts in the Making

7. Expert Practice in Orthopedics: Competence, Collaboration, and Compassion

8. Expert Practice in Physical Therapy

9. Postscript: The Voices of our Experts - Ten Years Later


Part III. Lessons Learned and Applied

10. Expert Practice and Clinical Outcomes

11. Clinical Reasoning and Expert Practice

12. Situated Expertise: The Wisdom of Practice in a Transdisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic

13. Implications for Practice: Applying the Dimensions of Expertise for Staff Professional Development


Part IV. Pursuing Expertise in Physical Therapy

14. Inquiry into Expertise: Future Directions

15. Implications for Doctoral Level Education in Physical Therapy

16. Implications for Practice and Professional Development


Appendix: Data Collection Tools

Description

This comprehensive text examines what it takes to progress toward - and ultimately become - an expert in physical therapy. It explores multiple dimensions of expertise: how expert practitioners develop, what knowledge they use, where they acquire that knowledge, how they think and reason, how they make decisions, and how they perform in practice to demonstrate what it takes to progress and ultimately become an expert in physical therapy.

Key Features

  • Introduces the four core concepts that comprise the model of expertise: Knowledge, Clinical Reasoning, Movement, and Virtue
  • A Data Collection Tools Appendix provides a step-by-step description of the process that the authors used to select, interview, and collect data from the experts in each case study to demonstrates the use of critical thinking and research-based analysis

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781416068464
Paperback ISBN:
9781416002147

About the Authors

Gail Jensen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics / Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies / Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Jan Gwyer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC

Laurita Hack Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Katherine Shepard Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professionals, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA