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Is the role of paramedic lecturer practitioner fit for purpose?

Lavender, David (2013) Is the role of paramedic lecturer practitioner fit for purpose? Journal of Paramedic Practice, 5 (6). pp. 326-330. ISSN 2041-9457

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Lecturer practitioners have been in existence in nursing since the late 1980s (Elcock 1998, Ramage 2004). Since then the role has been developed and refined, but the overarching concept has remained the same: that is to support students and staff in their workplace (Redwood et al 2002). Paramedic education has moved into the higher education arena and with it comes the responsibilities of supervising and managing students in clinical practice. The lecturer practitioner role is currently one of the ways in which this issue is tackled.
Within this literature review the role of the lecturer practitioner in the wider health care context is considered followed by an examination of the successes and problems encountered in the role. An evaluation of future strategies to improve the role then ensues followed by a discussion section that relates the identified literature to paramedic practice. The overall conclusion is that the lecturer practitioner role is suitable for paramedic practice but some adjustments should be made to the nursing model in order to accommodate the peculiarities of paramedic practice.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: paramedic lecturer practitioner, paramedic education
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: David Lavender
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:59

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