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dc.contributor.authorHill, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorEaton, Georgette
dc.date.accessioned2024-07-02T13:25:46Z
dc.date.available2024-07-02T13:25:46Z
dc.date.issued2023-12-01
dc.identifier.citationHill, L., and Eaton, G., 2023. Exploring paramedic professional identity. British Paramedic Journal, 8 (3), 42-51.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1478–4726
dc.identifier.doi10.29045/14784726.2023.12.8.3.42
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/1808
dc.description.abstractThe notion of a paramedic (as a title protected in law) has recently entered its third decade, but the history of the paramedic is considerably older than that. Who are we as a profession? What does it mean to be a paramedic? What makes us who we are? These intriguing and yet seldom asked philosophical questions are at the heart of this article, which is intended to provoke discussion and serve as a foundation for further inquiry into questions of identity and philosophy in paramedicine. Literature pertaining to paramedic professional identity was explored and contextualised within current paramedic practice. Although the overall picture is complex, four key areas for discussion emerged: the history of the paramedic profession; role diversity; the influence of ambulance work; and the education and training of paramedics. The influence of ambulance work permeates all areas, suggesting that it is central to the development of paramedic professional identity. This discussion article is an exploration of the unique contexts and experiences that are associated with the process of being and becoming for paramedics. Abstract published with permission.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectParamedic as a Professionen_US
dc.subjectProfessional Practiceen_US
dc.subjectParamedicsen_US
dc.subjectProfessionalismen_US
dc.subjectRole Conflicten_US
dc.titleExploring paramedic professional identityen_US
dc.source.journaltitleBritish Paramedic Journalen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2024-06-26
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2023-12-01
html.description.abstractThe notion of a paramedic (as a title protected in law) has recently entered its third decade, but the history of the paramedic is considerably older than that. Who are we as a profession? What does it mean to be a paramedic? What makes us who we are? These intriguing and yet seldom asked philosophical questions are at the heart of this article, which is intended to provoke discussion and serve as a foundation for further inquiry into questions of identity and philosophy in paramedicine. Literature pertaining to paramedic professional identity was explored and contextualised within current paramedic practice. Although the overall picture is complex, four key areas for discussion emerged: the history of the paramedic profession; role diversity; the influence of ambulance work; and the education and training of paramedics. The influence of ambulance work permeates all areas, suggesting that it is central to the development of paramedic professional identity. This discussion article is an exploration of the unique contexts and experiences that are associated with the process of being and becoming for paramedics. Abstract published with permission.en_US


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