Journal article

Imagining alternative professional identities: reconfiguring professional boundaries between nursing students and medical students.

Vicki Langendyk, Iman Hegazi, Leanne Cowin, Maree Johnson, Ian Wilson

Acad Med | Published : 2015


The transition of a medical student or a nursing student into a health care practitioner requires many changes. Among these is the development of an appropriate professional identity, which assists in the establishment of a sound base for professional practice and therefore should be a focus for health professions educators. There is evidence, however, that medical education and nursing education face challenges in guiding students' development of appropriate professional identities. In medicine, there is concern that medical education may contribute to the development of professional identities that alienate patients rather than identities that are patient centered. The nursing profession s..

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