We are working on an exciting project to embed our approach to self-management support within the curriculum for pre-registration physiotherapy and occupational therapy students…
Increasing evidence shows that participating in an active, diverse and sustainable social network can improve and protect health and well-being (Jetten, 2014). Pre-registration courses for healthcare students tend to focus primarily on developing technical skills to provide clinical interventions that produce outcomes at the level of the individual such as; improved internal motivation, abilities and skills.
This project, with Health Education England, Kingston and St George’s University London, aims to
This project develops a model that has the potential to be scaled across all pre-registration healthcare courses, using an emerging evidence base from Bridges Self-Management and guidance set out in Person-Centred-Approaches-Framework
Bridges Self-Management training is currently being delivered to all lecturers at St George’s University London, giving examples of how the training in self-management support can be embedded into the existing curriculum. We have also produced a multimedia toolkit for lecturers to use - illustrating the thoughts and opinions of working therapists, patients and families – showing how implementing self-management techniques have improved their experience. The project also offers continual support from the Bridges team to help academic staff integrate self-management principles to all aspects of their teaching.
The project team are; Dr John Hammond, Associate Professor/Head of Department of Rehabilitation - St George’s University London, Prof Fiona Jones Founder and CEO – Bridges Self-Management, Mr Richard Kain, Senior Lecturer – St George’s University London, Mr Scott Ballard-Ridley - Business and innovation Manager, Bridges Self-Management.
To discover more about the project please contact Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org