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dc.contributor.authorWalder, Kim
dc.contributor.authorBissett, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorMolineux, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWhiteford, Gail
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-13T23:55:54Z
dc.date.available2021-10-13T23:55:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1103-8128
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/11038128.2021.1974548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408911
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: A strong professional identity helps occupational therapists maintain professional values and thrive when facing work-related challenges and opportunities including generic, blurred or emerging roles, funding pressures and a push for outcome evidence. A scoping review will build understanding of professional identity and how to maintain it in such circumstances. OBJECTIVES: To scope what is currently understood of professional identity in occupational therapy and factors which influence ability to maintain this and adapt in challenging work environments. METHODS: Using Arksey and O'Malley's scoping review framework three databases were searched using the terms 'occupational therap*' and 'professional identity'. Data extraction and thematic analysis highlighted the extent and nature of current literature and mapped key concepts. RESULTS: 89 papers were included. Professional identity was revealed as a multidimensional construction. Four themes emerged: developing a shared ontology, embracing the culture, enacting occupational therapy, and believing in occupational therapy. Factors which influenced development and maintenance of professional identity included occupation-centred practice, ontological reflexivity, linking theory to practice and professional socialization. CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The enhanced understanding of professional identity and factors which preserve or enhance it can help the profession identify how to position itself to remain resilient and adaptive in an ever-changing environment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
dc.subject.keywordsProfession
dc.subject.keywordsadaptation
dc.subject.keywordsoccupation-centred
dc.subject.keywordsontology
dc.subject.keywordsrole
dc.titleUnderstanding professional identity in occupational therapy: A scoping review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWalder, K; Bissett, M; Molineux, M; Whiteford, G, Understanding professional identity in occupational therapy: A scoping review, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2021, pp. 1-23
dc.date.updated2021-10-10T22:50:55Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 07 Oct 2021, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2021.1974548
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gro.griffith.authorBissett, Michelle N.
gro.griffith.authorWalder, Kim A.
gro.griffith.authorMolineux, Matthew


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