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November 14 - 17, 2019
Charleston, SC

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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

MARCH 2019 | VOLUME 33 | ISSUE 1

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Experiences During Clinical Education - Patient Safety, Error, and the System

Introduction/Review of Literature: Medical error is inevitable due to complex environments and human fallibility. Other professions have published extensively on error reduction and students as a contributing aspect of clinical error. The physical therapy profession has lagged behind.

Purpose: To explore doctor of physical therapy (DPT) student experiences with patient safety during clinical education, including factors that could potentially contribute to error.

Struessel, Tamara, PT, DPT, OCS; Forster, Jeri E., PhD; Van Zytveld, Chelsea, PT, DPT

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