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Research Article  |   November 1991
Staff Development Through Analysis of Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OTR/L, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Braintree Hospital, Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Ellen S. Cohn, EdM, OTR/L, is Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
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Research Article   |   November 1991
Staff Development Through Analysis of Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1991, Vol. 45, 1038-1044. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.11.1038
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1991, Vol. 45, 1038-1044. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.11.1038
Abstract

Dreyfus and Dreyfus’s (1986) five-stage model of skill acquisition is integrated with findings from the American Occupational Therapy Association/American Occupational Therapy Foundation Clinical Reasoning Study. This model is presented as an organizing framework for staff development. Strategies for the recognition and retention of experienced clinicians who can serve as mentors for newer colleagues are identified.