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Issue Date: October 01, 1998
Published Online: April 15, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
The Competent Scholar
Author Affiliations
  • Anne Cronin Mosey, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Education, New York University, 35 West Fourth Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10012
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Special Issue on Professional Competence
Research Article   |   October 01, 1998
The Competent Scholar
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1998, Vol. 52, 760-764. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.52.9.760
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1998, Vol. 52, 760-764. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.52.9.760
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Abstract

Scholars in occupational therapy are responsible for ensuring that the profession’s body of knowledge is so formulated that it provides the foundation for carrying out the work of the profession effectively, compassionately, and ethically. This article delineates the knowledge, skills, and typical personal attributes of competent scholars. Some suggestions are offered about how the occupational therapy profession might increase its number of competent scholars.