Evaluation of Physiotherapy Practice

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This chapter will consider ways that physiotherapists can evaluate their clinical practice. It will introduce the concepts of practice evaluation, reasons for evaluation, areas where evaluation is important and tools for evaluation. First, let us explain what we mean by “evaluation of physiotherapy practice”. Physiotherapy Practice encompasses all professional activities, from delivering services to individual patients, to implementing a community program, to managing a hospital department or private practice. To evaluate means to appraise or assess something. When we evaluate physiotherapy practice, we make a judgment about the quality of some aspect of practice. Evaluation of what we do is a central aspect of what is expected of a health professional. Evaluation is the means by which we ask ourselves ‘Is this the right thing to do?’ and ‘Is this the best I can do?’

ISBN: 9780729538862


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Staff and Students of the University of Notre Dame Australia may access Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice from the Galvin Medical Library, Fremantle (WB 460 CON 2009).

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