Communities of practice: A means to support occupational therapists’ continuing professional development. A literature review

Margot Barry*, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Loek Nieuwenhuis, Nynke Scherpbier-de Haan

*Corresponding author voor dit werk

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Background: This literature review investigates what research reports about the contribution that communities of practice (CoPs) can make in the continuing professional development (CPD) of qualified occupational therapists. Methods: Academic databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE and ERIC) were searched and articles were included based on pre-determined criteria. Five articles were included in the review. Results: The CoPs in the reviewed articles provided opportunities for knowledge sharing, knowledge translation, reflection on action and learning through boundary crossing. The presence of professionals with diverse perspectives was an important ingredient that facilitated CPD. Conclusion: Research into the use of CoPs in occupational therapy is sparse. CoPs could provide a CPD forum for occupational therapists whether online or face to face. Practitioners are encouraged to participate in CoPs. Further research into the use of CoPs is recommended.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)185-193
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftAustralian occupational therapy journal
Volume64
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1-apr.-2017
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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