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ERIC Number: EJ779397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Plotting Careers in Aged Care: Perspectives of Medical, Nursing, Allied Health Students and New Graduates
Wray, Natalie; McCall, Louise
Educational Gerontology, v33 n11 p939-954 Nov 2007
The research reported in this article explored the impact of the undergraduate placement experience on medical, nursing, and allied health students' perceptions of careers in aged care. Data were collected from undergraduate students (48) and graduates (26) via individual (46) and group (7) interviews; data were thematically analyzed. Participants' placement experiences prompted them to characterize aged care simultaneously as "dirty work" and "rewarding work". Participants perceived that working full-time as a newly-graduated health professional with the aged or in aged care settings would be an unattractive career. Instead, participants considered working in aged care either as a "mid career" or "blended career" option. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A