Experiences in becoming a paramedic: The professional socialization of university qualified paramedics

Devenish, A.S., Clark, M.J., & Fleming, ML. (2016) Experiences in becoming a paramedic: The professional socialization of university qualified paramedics. Creative Education, 7(6), pp. 786-801.

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In this article, the professional socialization of university educated paramedics from the United Kingdom and Australia is discussed using the anticipatory, formal and post-formal phases of socialization. Participants for this research were from universities and ambulance services in Australia and the United Kingdom, and the data were collected and analyzed by qualitative methods. The anticipatory, formal and post-formal phases were deemed to be relevant to the professional socialization of university paramedics. However a fourth phase, called the post-internship phase was identified which better accounted for the paramedic training and practice model. The findings from this research led to the development of a four phase model of professional socialization to describe the experiences of university educated paramedics making the transition from university students to qualified paramedics.

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ID Code: 95463
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Professional, Socialization, Paramedic, University, Transition, HERN
DOI: 10.4236/ce.2016.76081
ISSN: 2151-4771
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified (110399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s) and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY).
Deposited On: 10 May 2016 22:58
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 21:25

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