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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, B
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, M
dc.contributor.authorBrightwell, R
dc.contributor.authorDevenish, S
dc.contributor.authorHartley, P
dc.contributor.authorMccall, M
dc.contributor.authorMcmullen, P
dc.contributor.authorMunro, G
dc.contributor.authorO'Meara, P
dc.contributor.authorWebb, V
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-05T00:37:52Z
dc.date.available2018-01-05T00:37:52Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn2047-0894
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/20470891211275902
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172717
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent of empathy in paramedic students across seven Australian universities. Design/methodology/approach – A cross‐sectional study was carried out using a paper‐based questionnaire employing a convenience sample of first, second, and third year undergraduate paramedic students. Student empathy levels were measured using a standardised self‐reporting instrument: the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy‐Health Profession Students (JSPE‐HPS). Findings – A total of 783 students participated in the study, of which 57 per cent were females. The overall JSPE‐HPS mean score was 106.74 (SD=14.8). Females had greater mean empathy scores than males 108.69 v 103.58 (p=0.042). First year undergraduate paramedic mean empathy levels were the lowest, 106.29 (SD=15.40) with second year's the highest at 107.17 (SD=14.90). Originality/value – The overall findings provide a framework for educators to begin constructing guidelines focusing on the need to incorporate, promote and instil empathy into paramedic students in order to better prepare them for future out‐of‐hospital healthcare practice.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom111
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Emergency Services
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleParamedic empathy levels: Results from seven Australian universities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBoyle, Malcolm


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