Contributions to public health around the world

Matt Perry, Louise Reynolds, Judith Clare

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Abstract


The paramedic profession continues to establish itself in many healthcare settings across the world. A lack of common understanding of the role globally, as well as the differing nature of healthcare systems, can result in difficulties relating research carried out in one setting to another. The current article discusses the issues related to contextualising research in paramedic practice. Paramedics have progressed in many developed nations from being primarily providers of a medical transportation service to now being independent pre-hospital practitioners. This is contrasted by the situation found in some developing healthcare systems, however, where pre-hospital care services remain under-developed. The more recent contribution to wider public health outcomes made by the emerging paramedic profession needs to be viewed within the context in which it was developed. When research into paramedic care is considered for implementation in developing systems, the context in which the research was initially conducted should be accounted for.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Paramedic Practice
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in International Paramedic Practice,, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ippr.2018.8.1.3.

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