Interaction, action, and reflection: how medics learn medical care in the Swedish armed forces
2013 (English)In: Military medicine, ISSN 0026-4075, Vol. 178, no 8, 861-866 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this study is to examine how medics within the Swedish Armed Forces perceive their learning outcome following military prehospital training. A qualitative study with a phenomenographic approach was used to investigate how leaming is perceived among military medics. At meta level, the results can be viewed as an interaction, i.e., being able to collaborate in the medical platoon, including the ability to interact within the group and being able to lead; an action, i.e., being able to assess and treat casualties, including the ability to communicate with the casualty, to prioritize, and to be able to act; and a reflection, i.e., having confidence in one's own ability in first aid, including being prepared and feeling confident. Interaction during the period of education is important for learning. Action, being able to act in the field, is based on a drill in which the subject progresses from simple to complex procedures. Reflection, leaming to help others, is important for confidence, which in turn creates preparedness, thereby making the knowledge meaningful.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMSUS , 2013. Vol. 178, no 8, 861-866 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106000DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00048OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106000DiVA: diva2:712733