An Examination of Reflective Practices in Athletic Training




Schubert, Alexandra

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Today's health care professionals must labor in multifaceted and challenging health care systems. Therefore, allied health care professionals often find themselves in an environment that can be positively influenced by reflective practices. These professionals must keep up with the changing environment that surrounds them and update their skills to solve complex patient and health care problems. Given the importance of reflection in advancing clinical practice and clinical education, research in athletic trainer's reflective practices is warranted. Therefore, there are three purposes of this study: 1.) to describe the reflective practices of athletic training students, novice athletic trainers and experienced athletic trainers, 2.) to use reflection characteristics to categorize the participants depth of reflection and 3.) to describe the relationship between job engagement and the reflective practices exhibited by the participants.



Reflection, Athletic training, Clinical decision making


Schubert, A. (2013). <i>An examination of reflective practices in athletic training</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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