Scholarship of Practice in the Care of People with Dementia: Creating the Future Through Collaborative Efforts

Forsyth, Kirsty, Melton, Jane, Raber, Christine, Burke, Janice P. and Piersol, Catherine Verrier (2015) Scholarship of Practice in the Care of People with Dementia: Creating the Future Through Collaborative Efforts. Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 29 (4). pp. 429-441. doi:10.3109/07380577.2015.1075668

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A scholarship of practice approach sets the stage for collaborative partnerships across academic and clinical practice settings that result in positive gains for all stakeholders. These gains include an enhanced ability to generate and apply relevant evidence in practice, disseminate knowledge and innovation, and ensure best practice is relevant to and effective for, people receiving services and their caregivers.  This paper discusses national and international examples of collaborative, research-based practice initiatives that have implemented a scholarship of practice approach. The exemplars described here are framed within the Model of Human Occupation, which addresses the importance of volition, habits, roles, environment, and performance capacities in facilitating engagement in occupation for people with dementia. Research that focuses on how therapists adopt and use evidence in practice, as well as the opportunities and challenges for supporting therapists and their use of theory and evidence are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > RC346 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system > RC435 Psychiatry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 11:15
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 15:16

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