The value of service-learning has been well documented in medical and allied health education (Abedini, Gruppen, Kolars, & Kumagai, 2012; Ekelman, Dal Bello-Haas, Bazyk, & Bazyk, 2003; Pechak, Gonzalez, Summers, & Capshaw, 2013; Pechak & Thompson, 2009; Ryan-Krause, 2016). Several studies have been conducted looking at cultural experiences and clinical reasoning (Corbett & Fickert, 2009; Sheppard & Landry, 2015; Nouvet, Chan & Schwartz, 2016). What has not been well-examined though is the concept of shared decision-making by those engaged in service-learning. The purpose of this phenomenological investigation (i.e. study) was to identify how occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) students defined shared decision-making in the context of an international service-learning trip to Guatemala City, Guatemala in April 2017.
Zadnik, Mary; Trotter, Suzanne; and Werner, Thomas, "Shared Decision-Making as Experienced by Rehabilitation Students on an International Service-Learning Trip: A Phenomenological Investigation" (2018). Occupational Therapy Collection. 7.