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dc.contributor.authorDelbridge, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Annabelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalermo, Claireen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T03:39:55Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T03:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-09
dc.identifier.citationDelbridge, R., Wilson, A., & Palermo, C. (2017). Measuring the impact of a community of practice in Aboriginal health. Studies in Continuing Education, 40(1), 62–75. https://doi.org/10.1080/0158037x.2017.1360268en_US
dc.identifier.issn0158-037X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/39245
dc.description© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is the author accepted manuscript (post print) made available in accordance with publisher copyright policy.en_US
dc.description.abstractEffective strategies to enhance the competence of practising health professionals are limited. Communities of Practice are proposed as strategy, yet little is known about their ability to develop cultural competency and practice. This study aimed to measure the impact of a Community of Practice on the self-assessed cultural competency and change to practice of dietitians working in Aboriginal health. A mixed-method approach including a quantitative 16-item cultural-competency self-assessment tool (completed at baseline and after 12 months of participation) together with the qualitative most significant change stories were used. Quantitative and qualitative data were compared together for congruence and difference. All participants (n = 13) completed the cultural competency-self assessment and participated in the significant change story development. They reported that through networking and joint problem solving they increased competence (13 of 16 performance indicators) and qualitative described increased self-confidence for their work in Aboriginal health through improved understanding of the factors related to the impact of history, culture and utilisation of resources on service delivery, appropriate communication strategies, effective relationships and managing conflict. These findings suggests that formalised and structured Communities of Practice may be an effective workforce development strategy to influence the practice of health professionals working in Aboriginal health.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rights© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.subjectdietitianen_US
dc.subjectAboriginalen_US
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.subjecthealth professionalen_US
dc.subjectreflective practiceen_US
dc.subjectmost significant changeen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the impact of a community of practice in Aboriginal healthen_US
dc.title.alternativeA pilot evaluation measuring the impact of a Community of Practice in Aboriginal healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/0158037x.2017.1360268en_US
dc.rights.holderInforma UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWilson, Annabelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4308-8113en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupPalermo, Claire: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9423-5067en_US


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