- Language: English
- Published: May 2012
- Region: Africa, South Africa
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Becoming a caring-transformative physiotherapist. Edition No. 1
- Published: January 2010
- 336 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Becoming a Caring-Transformative Physiotherapist The book focuses on physiotherapy professional development and professional education and forces that shape physiotherapy education. The work is theoretically and methodically located within critical, feminist framings. Data was produced through narrative inquiry and a multi- sectoral data production approach. Current disciplinary trends and shortcomings of the physiotherapy undergraduate curriculum are illustrated, whilst highlighting that which is considered valuable and progressive. Caring is identified as the link between transformation and physiotherapy professional development. The proposed model advances a view of what it could mean to be an agent of transformation in South Africa within the healthcare system. Located within multiple framings of caring it re- casts the physiotherapy professional previously located within a medical model into a practitioner with a broadened view of practice and professional accountability within a critical-feminist framing.
Serela S Ramklass, D. Education: Studied physiotherapy curriculum development at University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Practising physiotherapist and physiotherapy academic. Lecturer in Geriatrics at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at University of KwaZulu-Natal.