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Professional Socialisation and Identity Formation in Rural Health Education

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Dalton, L (2008) Professional Socialisation and Identity Formation in Rural Health Education. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The study offers a critical theoretical consideration of underlying
perspectives informing rural health education in an undergraduate nursing,
medical and pharmacy program. A new research approach was developed and
tested for examining the effects of different individuals and groups (from
academics to rural health practitioners to undergraduate nursing, medical and
pharmacy students) using different patterns of language in the socialising process
of rural health education. The thesis describes and demonstrates the use of critical
discourse analysis as a means of facilitating critical awareness and stimulating
research practice focussing on rural health education. Critical discourse analysis
applies to a range of semiotic methods for examining text, such as natural
instances of written and spoken language, with the objective of gaining insights
into the meanings of a text and what it signifies. Emphasis is placed on the way
individuals and groups use language, where texts construct the social world and
influence the way identity is formed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 04:19
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:53
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