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Exploring the professional development of the ODP role

Robinson, Deborah; Straughan, Rebecca



Considering the evolution of the contemporary operating department practitioner (ODP), this paper will explore the barriers and developments that have led to the ODP profession's current occupational position. Consideration and engagement with primary research will highlight perceptions of the role of the ODP from other health professions and the detrimental effect a practitioner's perspective can have on a profession as a whole. Further, changes to educational standards will be considered in relation to their application and the perceptional challenges from the healthcare community considered. A brief reflective approach to the challenges for developing roles, such as physician's assistant anaesthesia, will also be outlined in consideration of what lies ahead.


Robinson, D., & Straughan, R. (2014). Exploring the professional development of the ODP role. Journal of operating department practitioners, 2(7), 352-355.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 21, 2014
Online Publication Date Dec 4, 2014
Publication Date Nov 2, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 16, 2019
Journal Journal of Operating Department Practitioners
Print ISSN 2053-3292
Electronic ISSN 2053-3306
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 7
Pages 352-355
Keywords Registration; All-graduate; Perception; Development; Professional
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