A model for re-education of physiotherapy practitioners to enable return to the workforce

Sheppard, Lorraine A., Crowe, Michael J., Jones, Anne L., and Adams, Robyn (2010) A model for re-education of physiotherapy practitioners to enable return to the workforce. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 38 (1). pp. 23-31.

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We explored the key criteria to determine the need for re-entry training and how training programs should be constructed and delivered. Using a qualitative study in an interpretivist theoretical framework, the following participants were interviewed: Australian physiotherapists who have or are planning to re-enter the workforce or re-register as physiotherapists; supervisors who have supported returners; and, chairs and registrars of physiotherapy registration boards in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. The interviews showed that the issue of re-education and re-entry to the health professions was considered a difficult issue overall. For the regulators, their position must be to protect the public. However, a clear understanding of the need to consider an individual's position and circumstances was also demonstrated by the regulators, who were supportive of flexible approaches to re-registration. As a result of the analysis, a model for re-registration and re-entry was developed with key deliverables in four sections of initial contact, planning, conditional registration, and training and assessment.

Item ID: 12080
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0303-7193
Keywords: physiotherapy; health workforce; re-entry; recency of practice; reregistration
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2010 23:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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