Publication Date

2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Occupational Therapy

Disciplines

Occupational Therapy

Publication Title

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

Volume

4

Issue

1

DOI

10.26681/jote.2020.040111

Abstract

Civility between health professions students and fieldwork educators enhances positive learning outcomes, while incivility can lead to stress, loss of confidence, mistakes, disengagement, and decreased patient outcomes. A survey of recent graduates of occupational therapy programs (N = 247) explored the prevalence and types of incivility and bullying experienced during their Level II fieldwork experiences. Respondents reported that incivility in fieldwork education was widespread, with more severe experiences of bullying reported by 16% of respondents. Occupational therapy programs and fieldwork educators must take an active role in prevention and management of uncivil behaviors, and promote positive academic and patient care environments.

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