Department   Research Institutes and Facilities, Research Institutes and Facilities
   Position   Associate Professor (Fixed Term)
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title An Observation of Healthcare Professions Students' Perceptions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Journal Formal name:Medical science educator
Abbreviation:Med Sci Educ
ISSN code:21568650/21568650
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page e(e),pp.1-9
Author and coauthor Wu Anette, Maddula Vinay, Yu Ann Chen Xi, Goel Rahul, Shimizu Haruna, Chien Chung-Liang, Wingate Richard, Sagoo Mandeep Gill, Kielstein Heike, Traxler Hannes, Brassett Cecilia, Waschke Jens, Vielmuth Fransziska, Keay Kevin, Zeroual Mina, Sakurai Takeshi, Olsen Jorgen, El-Batti Salma, Viranta-Kovanen Suvi, Kitahara Shuji, Kunzel Carol, Bernd Paulette, Noel Geoffroy P J C
Publication date 2021/02/01
Summary This study conveys preclinical healthcare professions students' sentiments at 14 universities during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Essays about students' thoughts and experiences were thematically sorted and revealed a variety of sentiments spanning from positive (e.g., pride, respect) to the more negative (e.g., anxiety, guilt, disappointment, anger). Themes revealed respect for the healthcare profession, but also the realization of its limitations, sacrifices, and risks. Healthcare profession educators need to be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected students emotionally and may have long-term effects on the global healthcare profession. This study can serve as a historic documentation of how this generation of students felt and adds to the literature on how the pandemic affected the healthcare profession.
DOI 10.1007/s40670-021-01240-y
PMID 33619444