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Miyoshi, Masayuki Division of Medical Education, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine/General Center for Medical Education, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Mori, Tetsuji School of Health Science, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Tanimura, Chika School of Health Science, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Nakane, Hironobu Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Mukuda, Takao Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Okazaki, Kenji Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Koyama, Yuka Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers
Hanaki, Keiichi School of Health Science, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Nakano, Toshiya Division of Medical Education, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine/General Center for Medical Education, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Kaidoh, Toshiyuki Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine/General Center for Medical Education, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Tottori University Researchers KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
cadaver dissection
clinical laboratory science students
health sciences students
nursing students
professional identity
Abstract
Background In Japan, some nursing and health science universities that train nurses and/or clinical laboratory technicians have a curriculum in which students observe medical students performing a cadaver dissection. Observing a cadaver dissection is believed to affect the formation of a student’s professional identity. This study aimed to investigate the effects of observing a cadaver dissection on the professional identity of nursing and clinical laboratory science students to find an effective educational support system for developing professional identity.

Methods Sophomores majoring in nursing science or clinical laboratory science were asked to complete a questionnaire with a professional identity scale before and after hands-on experience of a cadaver dissection performed by medical students. After their hands-on session was complete, they responded to a free-answer question about acquiring a professional identity.

Results The professional identity score of nursing students significantly decreased after the hands-on experience of the cadaver dissection. No significant change in professional identity score was observed in the clinical laboratory science students. However, the effect size (r) was moderate.

Conclusion Although professional identity formation fluctuates immediately after the experience of the hands-on experience of a cadaver dissection, the findings do suggest that these hands-on sessions will be effective for developing their professional identity if educational support is provided to help them utilize what they learned through reflection.
Publisher
Tottori University Medical Press
Content Type
Journal Article
Link
ISSN・ISBN
05135710
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
62
Issue
1
Start Page
131
End Page
136
Published Date
2019-03-28
Publisher-DOI
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。 / This work is protected under Japanese Copyright Law unless otherwise noted.
Citation
Yonago Acta Medica. 2019, 62(1), 131-136
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English