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Raising awareness of health and social care careers amongst ethnic minority young people and their advisors using an action research approach

Robinson, L, Burns, B, Chesney, M and Jones, J 2006, Raising awareness of health and social care careers amongst ethnic minority young people and their advisors using an action research approach , in: Education in a Changing Environment (ECE 2006), 12-13 January 2006, University of Salford, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project aimed to investigate the reasons why applications to Health and Social Care (H&SC) programmes from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) groups is low, and to attempt to address the problem, working with three colleges/schools. Qualitative (focus group n=7, reflective reports n=3) and quantitative (questionnaires n=239) data collection methods were employed. Triangulation of descriptive data showed lack of awareness of the H&SC professions by students and careers advisors. Careers advisors’ perception of barriers for these groups entering H&SC professions related to socio-cultural issues which were not borne out by the data collected from the BME communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published by the University of Salford ISBN: 1905732074
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2008 14:46
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:44
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/28

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