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dc.contributor.authorFarquharson, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorDudley, Robert
dc.contributor.authorHardwick, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorZandbeek, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T18:39:44Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T18:39:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.citationFarquharson, N. et al, 2017. Barriers to paramedic education in black and ethnic minority (BME) groups. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 9 (1), 19-25.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2017.9.1.19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/225
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Purpose: To gain an understanding of how Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups respond to information about paramedic courses, their experience of the enrolment processes and their experience of paramedic training. Methodology: Telephone interviews were conducted with qualified paramedics and student paramedics from BME groups. Findings: Interviews revealed issues in relation to the accessibility and understanding of information on paramedic education and a lack of information in preparation for paramedic courses, causing unrealistic expectations. A lack of diversity in the student population, incidences of racial offence (unconscious or conscious), and a lack of visibility of BME staff in the ambulance service as well as in the wider community were identified. Practical implications: The results produced from this evaluation may contribute towards a series of recommendations in order to better inform practice to increase the diversity of students entering into paramedic science and in order to avoid issues such as student attrition.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectEthnic Groupsen_US
dc.subjectDiversityen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectBMEen_US
dc.titleBarriers to paramedic education in black and ethnic minority (BME) groupsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-03
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09-03
refterms.panelUnspecifieden_US
refterms.dateFirstOnline2017-01
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Purpose: To gain an understanding of how Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups respond to information about paramedic courses, their experience of the enrolment processes and their experience of paramedic training. Methodology: Telephone interviews were conducted with qualified paramedics and student paramedics from BME groups. Findings: Interviews revealed issues in relation to the accessibility and understanding of information on paramedic education and a lack of information in preparation for paramedic courses, causing unrealistic expectations. A lack of diversity in the student population, incidences of racial offence (unconscious or conscious), and a lack of visibility of BME staff in the ambulance service as well as in the wider community were identified. Practical implications: The results produced from this evaluation may contribute towards a series of recommendations in order to better inform practice to increase the diversity of students entering into paramedic science and in order to avoid issues such as student attrition.en_US


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