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Integration of APs- using the critical incident technique

Jones, C (2012) Integration of APs- using the critical incident technique. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 7 (6). pp. 349-353. ISSN 1753-1586

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It is unquestioned that the assistant practitioner (AP) is a valuable member of the healthcare team; however, some APs have reported challenges in being accepted into their roles. Using a critical incident technique, a purposive sample of 5 assistant practitioners took part in a study, which explored their experiences of working within a multidisciplinary team. More specifically, the objectives of the study were to identify examples of good practice and also to uncover those areas that could be improved. Four key themes emerged from the data: Being acknowledged; professional put-downs; role ambiguity; expectation boundaries. Despite being small-scale, the study concluded that the integration of the AP role is fraught with challenge. The study also concluded that the critical incident technique is a valuable method when undertaking research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:23
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2252
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