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ERIC Number: ED465756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 22
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Advancing Massage Therapy Research Competencies: Dimensions for Thought and Action.
Hymel, Glenn M.
Two major developments in the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession have recently brought to the forefront the issue of research competencies. The profession has been called to a potentially heightened level of credibility. One challenge to the profession's development is that of coordinating the various curricular, instructional, organizational, and resource dimensions essential to advancing massage therapy research competencies. The paper suggests a multi-dimensional framework intended to initiate critical discussions of how to proceed. The framework's eight dimensions are: curricular and instructional contexts for teaching massage therapy research competencies (MTRCs); application tasks for demonstrating MTRCs; learning activities for enhancing MTRCs; print, electronic, and personal resources for promoting MTRCs; types of massage therapy research in documents; potential research strategies; potential areas of inquiry in massage therapy research; and organizational contexts for supporting massage therapy research. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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