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Title: Golden goose or white elephant? : exploring lifelong learning through the professional group of operating department practitioners
Author: Parker, Susan Elizabeth
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2014
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General findings indicated practitioners were engaging in a variety of learning as advocated by their regulatory body, and thus meeting their professional and organisational responsibilities. Further investigation presents a tale of contrasts:from the positive experiences of learning which are driven by a commitment to delivering high standards of patient care, to the negative experiences with regards to participation and provision. Participation was hampered by a range of structural and organisational barriers, some of which were identified as being unique to this group. Providing a 'snap-shot' of learning within the NHS at a time of challenge and financial constraints the research questions the underpinning philosophy of lifelong learning policy in promoting inclusivity and prosperity and exposes deficiencies within organisational policy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral