The exploration of physiotherapists’ education and learning experiences for their role in emergency care within the East of England: A qualitative study
The purpose of this student (Masters in Clinical Education) project was to explore physiotherapists’ education and learning experiences for their role in Accident and Emergency /Urgent Care Centres or equivalent settings within the East of England.
Four Emergency Care Physiotherapists undertaking education and learning for their role participated in 1hr face-to-face, audio recorded interview with the researcher. Undertaking education and learning is perceived in a positive light and ECPs are motivated to do this. ECPs felt empowered for their role by knowledge gained from the active involvement in a range of educative and learning activities. Feelings of disempowerment occur when barriers obstruct the ability of ECPs to learn.