Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204--209

Barriers to occupational therapy fieldwork education in Iran: The perspectives of fieldwork educators and students


Marzieh Pashmdarfard1, Narges Shafaroodi1, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban1, Kamran Soltani Arabshahi2, Soroor Parvizy3 
1 Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Iran
2 Center for Educational Research in Medical Science (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3 Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Center for Educational Research in Medical Science (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Narges Shafaroodi
Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shah Nazari St, Mirdamad St, Tehran
Iran

Background: Clinical education is a vital factor in the process of learning in medical sciences universities. The aim of the present study was to explore the perspectives of fieldwork educators and students concerning barriers to occupational therapy fieldwork education in Iran. Materials and Methods: A qualitative research was conducted from May 2019 to April 2020 to address the study objectives. The data analysis was performed using conventional content analysis based on Graneheim and Lundman's approach. Purposive sampling was used to enroll 12 educators and 14 students of various backgrounds (physical disabilities-adult, physical disabilities-pediatrics, psychosocial-adult, and psychosocial-pediatrics) in the study. Results: The findings indicated that the main themes were related to fieldwork educators, fieldwork settings, educational planning, students, and educational regulation. Conclusions: It can be concluded that the perspectives of students and occupational therapy educators regarding the field of clinical education are not only important but also useful for the attainment of effective clinical education and the development of knowledge related to rehabilitation nursing education. Therefore, educational planners should develop effective programs based on these themes.


How to cite this article:
Pashmdarfard M, Shafaroodi N, Mehraban AH, Arabshahi KS, Parvizy S. Barriers to occupational therapy fieldwork education in Iran: The perspectives of fieldwork educators and students.Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2021;26:204-209


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Pashmdarfard M, Shafaroodi N, Mehraban AH, Arabshahi KS, Parvizy S. Barriers to occupational therapy fieldwork education in Iran: The perspectives of fieldwork educators and students. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 17 ];26:204-209
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