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Physiotherapists in Afghanistan. Exploring, encouraging and experiencing professional development in the Afghan development context

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Title: Physiotherapists in Afghanistan. Exploring, encouraging and experiencing professional development in the Afghan development context
Authors: Wickford, Jenny
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2010
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Parts of work: I. Wickford J, Hultberg J & Rosberg S (2008) Physiotherapy in Afghanistan – needs and challenges for development. Disability and Rehabilitation. 30, 305-13.

II. Wickford J, Edwards I & Rosberg S (2010) Exploring learning and professional development of Afghan physiotherapists. Submitted, in review process.

III. Edwards I, Wickford J, Ahmed Adel A & Thoren J (2010) Living a moral professional life amidst uncertainty: Ethics for an Afghan physical therapy curriculum. In press, Advances in Physiotherapy.

IV. Wickford J & Rosberg S (2010) The physiotherapy development worker identity – critical reflections on experiences from Afghanistan. Submitted, in review process.
Date of Defence: 2010-11-15
Disputation: Måndagen den 15 november 2010, kl. 9:00, i hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Afghanistan
development projects
field study
professional development
Abstract: Aim: The aim of the thesis is to analyze the matter of supporting professional development of physiotherapists in Afghanistan, and the issues involved in expatriate physiotherapists working with professional development cross-culturally and in development contexts. The thesis is based on two field studies, aspects of which are reported on in four papers. The first field study aimed at analyzing and describing the physiotherapy component of a disability programme. The aim of the second field ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8167-2
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