Prosthetic rehabilitation in practice: An exploration of experiential knowledge in the multi-disciplinary team

Sanders, Phoebe, Wadey, Ross, Day, Melissa C. and Winter, Stacy (2020) Prosthetic rehabilitation in practice: An exploration of experiential knowledge in the multi-disciplinary team. Qualitative Health Research. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1049-7323

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The aim of this research was to explore the experiential knowledge of patient-facing staff working in a prosthetic rehabilitation centre in the United Kingdom. Eleven members of staff with varied roles and levels of experience took part in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic analysis. Six themes were identified: 1) defining successful rehabilitation, 2) the complex reality of patient-centred care, 3) organizational and interpersonal challenges, 4) who provides psychological support? 5) prosthetic as a panacea, and 6) crash landing. These findings highlight the impact of rotational roles in an environment reliant on experiential knowledge, the challenge of applying patient-centred care models, and the negative effect of unrealistic beliefs about prosthetics on patients and staff. This study contributes to a limited pool of literature articulating the experiential knowledge of staff in the context of rehabilitation after major lower limb loss, facilitating the translation of practice-based evidence into evidence-based practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Qualitative Health Research, pp.1- 14 Copyright © 2020 The Authors. DOI:10.1177/1049732320933272
Uncontrolled Keywords: amputation; rehabilitation; multidisciplinary team; qualitative; United Kingdom
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Research Centres > CCASES
Depositing User: Melissa Day
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 11:01
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 07:34

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