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Developing Practice Knowledge for Health Professionals


Health care professionals in the ever-changing world of contemporary medicine encounter challenges in the adequacy and capacity of their knowledge. This text explores these issues and helps the reader to develop their knowledge to meet the needs of the community. It provides a helpful reference to any kind of professional, whether from practice, education, or research backgrounds.

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Key Features

    • The reader is able to develop a professional understanding of material in relation to the practice of epistemology in educational, research and practice/work-based learning.
    • A wide variety of helpful information displays the impact of different settings on practice epistemology.
    • Coverage of the expectations of society and employers in relation to professional knowledge and practice prepare the reader for real-world experiences.
    • Important facts underpin the ethical and collaborative decision-making processes in clinical governance and effectiveness for both patients and caregivers.
    • Using a comprehensive definition of evidence, this text shows the evidence base and its importance in research, policy making, educational programs and practice.
    • Expansive coverage of different research paradigms on knowledge development provide the reader with a wide range of knowledge.

Published Reviews

    ""The book is clearly written, using practice examples to help with understanding." Jane Goodman-Brown, Community Practitioner, May 2004

Author Information

    By Joy Higgs, BSc, GradDipPty, MPHEd, PhD, Director, Centre for Professional Education Advancement, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Barbara Richardson, PhD, MSc, MErgs, Senior Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, School of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; and Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, PhD, Department of Education and Psychology, Linkopings University, Linkoping, Sweden

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Developing Practice Knowledge for Health Professionals
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 240 Pages
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5429-6
  • Copyright: 2004