ERIC Number: EJ905889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
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Canadian Residents Teaching and Learning Psychiatry in Ethiopia: A Grounded Theory Analysis Focusing on Their Experiences
Brook, Shelley; Robertson, David; Makuwaza, Tutsirai; Hodges, Brian D.
Academic Psychiatry, v34 n6 p433-437 Nov-Dec 2010
Objectives: The Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project (TAAPP) is an international collaboration between University of Toronto and Addis Ababa University. University of Toronto psychiatric residents may participate in TAAPP as an elective. The authors explored the Canadian resident experience in a qualitative study of the project. Methods: Eleven residents were interviewed using a semistructured questionnaire. Grounded theory was employed to organize participants' experiences and highlight emerging themes. The computer software NVivo7 was used to facilitate data analysis. Results: Participants described gaining competency as health advocates, collaborators, scholars, and teachers. They endorsed increased sensitivity to cross-cultural issues and greater awareness of global health issues, including practical and ethical ramifications of working at an intersection of cultures. Residents gained international perspective psychiatric practice. Conclusion: The elective provided unique opportunities for acquiring clinical, teaching, collaborative, leadership and advocacy skills. It prompted participants to consider ethical and cross-cultural issues and allowed them to be mentored intensively by Ethiopian and Canadian teachers and peers.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Educational Experience, Psychiatry, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Ethics, Teaching Methods, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Medical Students, Graduate Medical Education, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Cultural Awareness, Health, Advocacy, Clinical Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); Ethiopia