Please provide a review in the form of a summary that addresses the following main themes. Note that the purpose of the review process at OpenPhysio is not to act as a gatekeeper to knowledge but to help the author present the best possible version of their ideas. Your comments below may not necessarily be used to accept or reject the article but should rather aim to identify areas where the author/s can improve their work.
1. Complete, coherent, and well-organized presentation:
Well organized and written.
2. Sufficient explanation of the significance of the problem:
Identifies lack of literature on the current topic as mentioned in report 1.
3. Clear demonstration of the relevance to the field (beyond the case presented):
The benefits of including persons with lived experience and students into teaching and learning is identified in the introduction.
4. Original contribution to the topic of physiotherapy education:
5. Compelling presentation of the problem within a theoretical framework (where appropriate):
In the discussion, a specific theory of learning is highlighted to support the findings.
6. Establishment of a relationship between the problem and other relevant literature:
Clear benefits from other sources of literature is included and clear links made to findings.
7. Appropriate research design and method:
8. Accurate and useful interpretation:
Discussion and conclusion accurately captures the main findings from the report.
9. Sound argument and analysis:
The findings give rise to the inclusion of transformative learning theory as support for the benefits of including persons with lived experience as well as students.
10. Effective conclusion about the implications for physiotherapy education, research, and/or practice:
Implications for practice is clear.
If, in addition to the points above, you could provide more detailed comments and feedback below, that would also be appreciated.
This has proven benefits of enabling students to gain insight and more humanised practice (Terry 2012, Turnbull and Weeley 2013, Feijoo-Cid et al. 2017).
Should the word “and” be replaced with “on a” ? If not, “gain insight” should be elaborated on.
There are significant benefits however from creating opportunities for students to draw on the expertise of people with lived experience by gaining feedback, support, and guidance on their continuing professional development and practice
I don’t think that the word “however” is needed in this sentence.
Muir and Laxton (2012), for example, when drawing on the expertise of people with lived experience in providing feedback to medical students, found that service user educators were able to bring different and valuable perspectives to the feedback.
I would elaborate on “different and valuable perspectives”.
Naylor et al. (2015) found that it made the exercise more relevant and meaningful for radiography students.
The use of the word “exercise” is confusing. I would rather say that these authors found that learning from a person with a lived experience was more relevant and meaningful to students’ practice.
Students pitched their physiotherapy innovation to the ‘dragons’ who were two PIER members and two members of the teaching team.
“members of the teaching team”- does this relate to other lecturers?
I would identify the speakers in brackets after their names. I found myself have to recall who each one was although it does become apparent as you read their words. I think it would reduce confusion if they are identified prior to their quote.
Discussion and Conclusion
Captured the results of the report well and draws on an existing theory of learning to support the findings.[jetpack-related-posts]
One Reply to “Involving people with lived experience in physiotherapy education – Research report two: Harnessing the expertise of people with lived experience”
Thank you for your helpful and constructive comments. We agreed with all the areas you highlighted as in need of further explanation or clarity. We have responded to each of these by making all the amendments you suggest. The report flows much better as a result. Thank you.