What are the attributes of excellence in an acute-practice occupational therapist?

Jenny Swan

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


    The aim of this study was to examine the possible attributes that may comprise excellence in an acute-practice Occupational Therapist.
    A Delphi survey was used and eighteen expert OTs were purposively recruited from Perth's three adult tertiary hospitals. Panellists rated and ranked sixteen possible attributes and the final order of importance (from most to least) was determined as follows: Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Self Management Professional/OT Skills, Critical Thinking, Practical Positive Attitude, Conscientious, Flexible, Compassionate, Client Centred Approach, Leadership, Time Management, Intelligence, Team Player, Humility
    These results have not been available prior to this study and have significance for the Western Australian adult, acute practice OT community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Carr, Sandra, Supervisor
    • Fisher, Colleen, Supervisor
    Award date21 May 2021
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2013


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