Toward an international paramedic research agenda

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620961
Title:
Toward an international paramedic research agenda
Authors:
Maguire, Brian J; O'Meara, Peter; Newton, Andy
Affiliation:
Central Queensland University; La Trobe University; South East Coast Foundation Ambulance NHS Trust
Citation:
Maguire, B., O'Meara, P., & Newton, A. (2016). Toward an International Paramedic Research Agenda. Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 1(2). Retrieved from http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/38
Publisher:
Irish College of Paramedics
Journal:
Irish Journal of Paramedicine
Issue Date:
29-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620961
Additional Links:
http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/38
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Around the world the emergency medical services (EMS) profession has made tremendous strides over recent decades. We have become more professional, have a rapidly growing proportion of paramedics who are university qualified, our practice has become more evidence-based, and a growing number of paramedics are completing graduate-level programs and going on to conduct their own research. As a profession we have much to celebrate when we consider these accomplishments. In some ways we are also following in the footsteps of other professions that have developed along similar pathways. A century ago physicians were trained in hospital basements and practiced procedures that had little evidence to ensure their quality or effectiveness. A half century ago nurses were largely trained in hospital basements and again had little research to justify their practices. Members of those professions recognized that the only way out of the basement was through the university. Members of those and other health professions took it upon themselves to make a university degree a requirement to enter practice. They recognized that a university degree was a key requirement of professionalism. Today we could not imagine a physician without a university degree and almost all new nurses and allied health professionals are now graduates of university programs.
Keywords:
PARAMEDICS; RESEARCH; PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE; AMBULANCE SERVICE
Series/Report no.:
1; 2

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dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Brian Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Meara, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Andyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-01T09:46:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-01T09:46:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-29-
dc.identifier.citationMaguire, B., O'Meara, P., & Newton, A. (2016). Toward an International Paramedic Research Agenda. Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 1(2). Retrieved from http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/38en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620961-
dc.descriptionAround the world the emergency medical services (EMS) profession has made tremendous strides over recent decades. We have become more professional, have a rapidly growing proportion of paramedics who are university qualified, our practice has become more evidence-based, and a growing number of paramedics are completing graduate-level programs and going on to conduct their own research. As a profession we have much to celebrate when we consider these accomplishments. In some ways we are also following in the footsteps of other professions that have developed along similar pathways. A century ago physicians were trained in hospital basements and practiced procedures that had little evidence to ensure their quality or effectiveness. A half century ago nurses were largely trained in hospital basements and again had little research to justify their practices. Members of those professions recognized that the only way out of the basement was through the university. Members of those and other health professions took it upon themselves to make a university degree a requirement to enter practice. They recognized that a university degree was a key requirement of professionalism. Today we could not imagine a physician without a university degree and almost all new nurses and allied health professionals are now graduates of university programs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish College of Paramedicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/38en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectPARAMEDICSen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectPREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CAREen
dc.subjectAMBULANCE SERVICEen
dc.titleToward an international paramedic research agendaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentral Queensland University; La Trobe University; South East Coast Foundation Ambulance NHS Trusten
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Paramedicineen
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