Propes has authored and presented educational materials at national pharmacy conferences. Anxiety associated with dissecting cadavers can create a barrier to learning, and ultimately, entry into the health and medical sciences for some demographic subpopulations of undergraduates. While research into attachment styles identified no difference between commerce and occupational therapy students in regard to parental influence, but found parental influence was important for occupational therapy students with a 'preoccupied' attachment style Meredith et al. Case studies used throughout the book not only demonstrate the mathematical concepts related to everyday activities and events, but also show you how to effectively use case studies to master the art of interpreting story problems. Egler has developed and standardized multiple curricula for thirteen college campuses across five states, including medical assisting, medical office administration, dental assisting, surgical technician, and pharmacy technician programs. These factors were consistent with the social cognitive theory adopted to guide this study, which posits that personal, environmental, and behavioral factors collectively influence allied health enrollment.
Principles include academic rigor in biomedical and clinical science, multiple points of entry for students, flexibility in format, cost effectiveness, career ladders and robust partnerships. She spent many years as a pharmacy technician in various retail settings before moving on to a hospital pharmacy environment. A few sections of the book make use of elementary matrix algebra. Forty per cent of the occupational therapy students did not enter the programme straight from school and the influence of 'working with an occupational therapist' was noteworthy for mature aged students. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the areas of social, educational, clinical, industrial, consumer, personality, and developmental psychology, sociology, political science, and marketing, some prior familiarity with correlation and regression is helpful. This article is protected by copyright.
We followed this with a second survey of 44 students in 2014 to test the effect of humanization of cadaver donors providing information about donor occupation and cause of death to reduce student anxiety. Our findings reconfirmed a continuing limited level of awareness about allied health professions among African-American students before high school. Conclusions We recommend that humanizing information be offered to students who seek it out, but not forced upon students for whom the information would only add to their stress. Professions related to the care of patients are thought to be relatively resistant to downturns, and thus become attractive to students typically drawn to more lucrative pursuits. Stated differently, the perception of participating in high school sports and physical education classes i. Results support both Social Learning Theory and the Social Learning Theory of Career Decision-Making.
This exploratory, cross-sectional study was designed to gauge the interest and health career choices of African-American students before high school and to determine their level of satisfaction with a health career awareness program. Hackett's 1994 social-cognitive career theory model. The Academic Motivation Scale was administered to a convenience sample of 222 upperclassmen and graduate-level students 162 women, 46 men. Propes has taught medical terminology, allied health math, and pharmacy technician courses at institutions throughout Michigan. The authors tested the predictions of these 2 model variations. Results Students experienced anxiety upon first exposure to cadaver dissection. This study investigated the various reasons that allied health students believe they are currently attending college.
This approach helps less mathematically inclined students grasp the underlying relationships between path analysis, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling more easily. Additionally, the current research identifies there were differences in the impact, type and number of exposures for different student groups, and this potentially offers some insight into ways in which occupational therapy could target specific groups within the community to increase future diversity in the profession. Such information could, for example, help to refine health profession recruitment strategies. The majority of students who had professional exposure to occupational therapy e. Exposure most frequently involved occupational therapy intervention of a friend or family member.
The students participated in a career awareness program, which consisted of lectures, video presentation, interactive discussion, and college campus visits. However, after decades of contraction marked by closing of programs, prospective students encounter an educational system without the capacity or vigor to meet their needs. © 2004 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Although this scale may not be generalizable to all allied health education fields, it may assist universities and colleges in targeting and recruiting students into their allied health education programs. A quantitative survey was completed by 139 occupational therapy students.
She began her nursing career in New Jersey. The Academic Motivation Scale proposes various reasons for continued engagement in academic pursuits that may be characteristic of personal and current reasons for persistence in a subject's particular academic program. Health care occupies a distinct niche in an economy struggling to recover from recession. The goal of this analysis is to examine the influence of personal health experiences on interest in a health career. This factor was considered more im- portant among African-American students compared with Cau- casian students. © 2015 Occupational Therapy Australia.
Each student completed a questionnaire that sought demographic information, health career choice, career preference, and level of satisfaction with the awareness program implemented. Occupational therapists need to consider that every interaction they have with the community provides valuable information regarding the profession and gives insight into occupational therapy as a potential career path for other people. The study generates qualitative data on the sources of guidance accessed by these students, the types of guidance they have received and their reasons for accessing this guidance. Here discussed are some principles and proposals to allow universities, partnering with health-care providers, government agencies, and other stake-holders to develop new programs, or reenergize existing ones to serve our students and patients. Development of the Scale of Allied Health Education Barriers was conducted through the following four stages: 1 review of literature, 2 focus group studies, 3 pilot testing, and 4 test administration and testing of measurement properties. The results generally provided empirical validation of the model.
Self-identified non-white, non-Christian students experienced sustained anxiety throughout the semester, likely because cadaver stress compounded social and financial stressors unique to international students. Currently, a higher profile for clinical laboratory technology among college students and those considering career change results in larger and better prepared applicant pools. Methods We surveyed 76 students in 2007 and 51 students in 2009 at four times in the semester to investigate the timing and sociodemographic predictors of anxiety over cadaver dissection. The article concludes with specific recommendations to advance the mentoring literature. Further discussions are made on the practical implications of applying the developed scale to reduce barriers for allied health program recruitments.
Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health is written by an author team with extensive experience in many different healthcare fields including: pharmacy technology, medical assisting, nursing, emergency medical technology, anesthesia technology, patient care technology, and laboratory technology, as well as allied health instruction and education. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify differences in allied health education enrollment influences and enrollment barriers between minority and Caucasian students. She served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Emergency Medical Technician during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military spouse, Alice J. Historically, cadaver dissection has been the provenance of professional schools.