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Performance, Emotion Work, and Transition: Challenging Experiences of Complementary Therapy Student Practitioners Commencing Clinical Practice.
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PMID:  22715135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Few researchers have explored the clinical experiences of complementary and alternative medical practitioners and students, including the emotion work they perform. In this article, using a constant comparison approach and a heuristic framework (a dramaturgical perspective), we analyze semistructured interviews with 9 undergraduate practitioners in training to examine challenges experienced when students first attend to patients. A feature of students' learning about clinical work concerned performance in a public arena and associated demands placed on the inchoate practitioner. Preliminary patient consultations represented a dramatic rite of passage and initiation into a transitional phase in professional identity. Juggling the roles of student and practitioner within an observed consultation led to anticipatory anxiety, impression management strategies, and conflict with other individuals. Of the coping strategies, participants regarded sharing and feedback from peer groups as most effective in examining and resolving the challenges of becoming a practitioner.
Authors:
Alison Fixsen; Damien Ridge
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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