Viewpoints of medical and nursing students regarding Medical and nursing professions: The first step in assessment of possibility of interdisciplinary training

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Behshid Garrusi 1 , * , Saideh Garousi 2

1 Iran

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How to Cite: Garrusi B , Garousi S. Viewpoints of medical and nursing students regarding Medical and nursing professions: The first step in assessment of possibility of interdisciplinary training, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2012 ; 9(1):e59881.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 9 (1); e59881
Published Online: July 15, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 09, 2017
Accepted: February 13, 2012

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Abstract

Background & Objectives: Inter professional Education for students are introduce as an alternative to traditional educational methods. Using this method of teaching had positive effects on student learning, professional performance and patient care. But, students ̓ values are important obstacles in this kind of educational. The aim of the present study is to identify students stereotypes regarding practitioners and nurses, as an obstacle in Inter professional Education.

Methods: In this cross - sectional study, 415 medical and nursing students in Kerman University of Medical Sciences were selected. Data collection was based on a questionnaire. The questionnaire contains questions about medical and nursing students` stereotypes about each other and about Inter professional Education. Data were analyzed by using statistical software SPSS.V.16.

Results : Medical students believed that doctors will show the higher professional characteristics than nurses and vice versa. All students agreed with this educational program. Most issues should be considered in interdisciplinary education, including clinical skills training, education of any kind of common skills, professional ethics, communication skills and interact ion with the patients.

Conclusion: The survey`s results indicate a need for interdisciplinary training of students that should be considered by educational planners.

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Inter Professional Education Medical Students Nursing Students Viewpoints

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