A critical practice model for physiotherapy

Franziska Trede

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    Clinical practice operates in increasingly more complex, diverse and uncertain environments. Patients are better informed, technology is advancing and health care practice is consantly changing. In the business of clinical reality, clinicians normally do not question their professional practice because they take it for granted and have been socialised into accepting current professional practices. Franziska Trede argues that professional practice is enhanced through critical transformative dialogues (CTDs). CTDs are based on critical social science philosophy with an emphasis on scepticism and critique of current knowledge and practices, critical self-reflection and developing professional practice knowledge through critical dialogues. There are three key processes of CTDs: knowing self, engaing with others and emancipating practice from unreflected taken-for-granted assumptions. Findings from this research include five relevant dimensions of critical social science for health care practice, five different modes of engaging ith CTDs and twelve propositions. This book is of interest to clinicians, clinical eductaors and lecturers in health sciences and medicine.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSaarbrucken
    PublisherVDM Verlag Dr. Muller
    Number of pages320
    ISBN (Print)9783639060638
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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