Dyspraxia in medical education: a collaborative autoethnography

Walker, Eleanor R, Shaw, Sebastian C K and Anderson, John L (2020) Dyspraxia in medical education: a collaborative autoethnography. Qualitative Report, 25 (11). a15 4072-4093. ISSN 1052-0147

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Abstract

In this paper we adopt an autoethnographic approach to explore the lived experiences of a UK medical student with dyspraxia within the current culture of UK medical education. An initial review of the literature revealed that there is now growing evidence regarding the difficulties experienced by, and support needed for medical students and doctors with dyslexia. However, no research has been conducted concerning dyspraxia on its own in medical education. Here we seek to provide an in-depth account of a UK undergraduate medical student with dyspraxia. It is hoped that this will have three outcomes: to support both students and staff across multiple disciplines, who have had similar experiences; to inform educators; and to promote further interest and research into this important area.

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Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 09:23
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 10:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96417

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