Psychosocial paediatric training in Iraq: perspectives of trainers and students

Al-Obaidi, A.K., Corcoran, Timothy, Hussein, M.A. and Ghazi, A. 2013, Psychosocial paediatric training in Iraq: perspectives of trainers and students, Medicine, conflict and survival, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 45-56, doi: 10.1080/13623699.2013.765196.

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Title Psychosocial paediatric training in Iraq: perspectives of trainers and students
Author(s) Al-Obaidi, A.K.
Corcoran, TimothyORCID iD for Corcoran, Timothy
Hussein, M.A.
Ghazi, A.
Journal name Medicine, conflict and survival
Volume number 29
Issue number 1
Start page 45
End page 56
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 1743-9396
Keyword(s) academic training
Summary There is an absence of education regarding psychosocial issues in Iraqi paediatric training programmes. The aim of this study is to examine current knowledge and perspectives around these topics and to explore potential development in these programmes. 56 paediatric trainers and students at the Child Central Teaching Hospital, a hospital affiliated to the Al-Mustansyria medical college in Baghdad, responded to a questionnaire to evaluate knowledge and perspectives regarding psychosocial approaches to child and adolescent health as delivered presently via academic training and used in professional practice. The majority of the respondents reported having no training in psychosocial interventions. Using a scale from 0 ('not relevant') to 10 ('very important'), psychosocial issues were rated 7.1 in their relevance to everyday paediatric practice. On a scale of 0 ('very poor') to 10 ('totally adequate'), respondents rated formal current psychosocial training at 2.5. It is concluded that incorporating psychosocial approaches in paediatric training will lead to a broader base of knowledge in children's health and contribute to the promotion of multidisciplinary practice in Iraq.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13623699.2013.765196
Field of Research 130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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