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War as a positive medical educational experience

Show simple item record Batley N.J. Makhoul J. Latif S.A.
dc.contributor.editor Dec-2008 2017-10-05T15:36:10Z 2017-10-05T15:36:10Z 2008
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03228.x
dc.identifier.issn 03080110
dc.description.abstract Context: There is little empirical evidence in the literature regarding the nature of the experiences of medical students during war. In this study we set out to assess and analyse the experiences of medical students and residents in Beirut, Lebanon during the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war. Methods: Students and residents working at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and the Beirut Government University Hospital during the July 2006 war were invited to participate. A total of 21 students or residents took part in either a focus group or one of 11 semi-structured interviews. These were recorded, transcribed and analysed to bring out common themes. Results: Although the wartime experience was stressful, medical students and residents reported many largely positive effects of war on their medical training. Students adapted to the difficult conditions and became more resourceful. Participants connected emotionally with their patients and were able to show more compassion. They felt pride in their chosen profession and had higher levels of motivation for dealing with the normally irksome aspects of medical practice. Practical skills associated with the treatment of wartime injuries were learned, as were more general lessons about life priorities. Conclusions: Despite the curtailing of formal educational activities, participants benefited from positive learning experiences in a wartime environment. Strikingly, participants 'cared' more for their patients. Further research looking at the underlying cause of this increased level of compassion may be useful in the education of all medical students, not just those involved in conflict. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2008.
dc.format.extent Pages: (1166-1171)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Medical Education; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 42; no. 12; Pages: (1166-1171);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title War as a positive medical educational experience
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Batley, N.J., American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon, Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Makhoul, J., Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Latif, S.A., Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Batley, N. J.; American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Family Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Family Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Batley, NJ
dc.contributor.authorInitials Makhoul, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Latif, SA
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Batley, NJ (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Emergency Med, Med Ctr, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.identifier.coden MEDUD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 19120946
dc.identifier.scopusID 56649103472
dc.publisher.address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Med. Educ.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 12
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Medical Education
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Med. Educ.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 42
dc.source.ID WOS:000261104100005
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword *Education, medical
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword *War
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Adult
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Anxiety-aetiology
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Fear
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Female
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Humans
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Israel
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Male
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Stress, psychological-aetiology
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex emotion
dc.subject.otherIndex experience
dc.subject.otherIndex government
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex interview
dc.subject.otherIndex medical education
dc.subject.otherIndex occupation
dc.subject.otherIndex patient care
dc.subject.otherIndex resident
dc.subject.otherIndex skill
dc.subject.otherIndex war
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Anxiety
dc.subject.otherIndex Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Curriculum
dc.subject.otherIndex Education, Medical, Undergraduate
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Focus Groups
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Problem-Based Learning
dc.subject.otherIndex Stress, Psychological
dc.subject.otherIndex Students, Medical
dc.subject.otherIndex War
dc.subject.otherIndex Young Adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SCHOOL-OF-MEDICINE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus TERRORISM
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus STUDENTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CROATIA
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARE
dc.subject.otherWOS Education, Scientific Disciplines
dc.subject.otherWOS Health Care Sciences and Services

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