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Physiotherapists' participation in peer review in New Zealand: implications for the profession.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20310070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peer review is increasingly used for professional development and to monitor physiotherapists' competence to practice. This study set out to describe the experience of participating in peer review. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive methods were employed to elicit and analyze interview data from physiotherapists with experience as reviewers and having their practice reviewed. RESULTS: Reviewers managed the process to provide an appropriate level of challenge to junior and senior therapists, and to avoid disrupting professional relationships. Those being reviewed reduced anxiety about the process and risk of negative feedback by putting their best practice on show, and where they could, by carefully choosing the reviewer and patient interaction to be reviewed. CONCLUSION: When peer review has competing purposes it is neither an effective professional development tool nor an accurate measure of competence. Power and interpersonal relationships need to be acknowledged if peer review is used to assess practitioner competence.
Ta-Mera Rolland; Clare Hocking; Marion Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1471-2865     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiother Res Int     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612022     Medline TA:  Physiother Res Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Allied Health Personnel / psychology*
Interviews as Topic
New Zealand
Peer Review*
Physical Therapy (Specialty)*
Professional Competence*
Qualitative Research

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