Wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators across low- to high-resourced settings: a scoping review protocol

Sureshkumar Kamalakannan*, P.W. Rushton, E. Giesbrecht, D.F. Rusaw, S.A. Bouziane, M. Nadeau, J. McKee, R.J. Gowran, R.L. Kirby, J.P. Pedersen, T. Tasiemski, Y Burrola-Mendez, Marco Tofanin, Mary Goldberg, J. Pearlman

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Abstract

Appropriate wheelchair provision is necessary for addressing participation barriers experienced by individuals with mobility impairments. Health care professionals involved in the wheelchair service provision process require a specific set of skills and knowledge to enable wheelchair use that meets individual posture, mobility and daily living requirements. However, inconsistencies exist in academic programmes globally about providing comprehensive education and training programmes. The planned scoping review aims to review and synthesize the global literature on wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators offered by universities, organizations and industries.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Early online date10 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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