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UK research governance developments: Opportunities for therapy research?

Pettican, Anna R and Bostock, Jennifer L (2009) 'UK research governance developments: Opportunities for therapy research?' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16 (5). pp. 289-297. ISSN 1741-1645

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<jats:sec><jats:title>Background</jats:title><jats:p> Evidence-based practice requires that all therapists are consumers of research, which means they must read, appraise and where appropriate apply, research findings to their practice. Indeed, their contribution has been described at three levels: as research consumers, research participants and as proactive researchers. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Content</jats:title><jats:p> This article presents five key recent UK research governance developments, illustrated with case examples, which are relevant to therapists across all three of these levels. In particular the article focuses on exploring the opportunities that such developments could potentially provide as the therapy professions strive to increase their research capacities. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusions</jats:title><jats:p> All therapists are urged to stay abreast of the research governance developments, in order to effectively exploit the opportunities and advantages they may provide. </jats:p></jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 07:33
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2022 17:05

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