From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge?
Rodger, D and Mahoney, C (2017). From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (5), pp. 248-251.
|Authors||Rodger, D and Mahoney, C|
This article will explore some of the barriers and challenges that a healthcare assistant (HCA) may encounter while on their journey to becoming a student operating department practitioner (ODP). Working as an HCA is often assumed to give individuals an advantage when considering a move up the healthcare career ladder; however, this may not always be the case. There are a number of unique challenges that prospective students must consider and overcome in order to successfully negotiate the transition to theatre healthcare professional.
|Keywords||Socialisation; Operating Department Practice; Surgery; Challenges; Student; Education|
|Journal||British Journal of Healthcare Assistants|
|Journal citation||11 (5), pp. 248-251|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.12968/bjha.2017.11.5.248|
|16 May 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||13 Jul 2017|
|Accepted||09 Apr 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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