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Actuality and Expectation of Registered Nurse to Medical Competency of Externship
Napassorn Rungreung, Ed., Pattaraporn Naknagraed, M.Ed.
Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University,
Bangkok 10700, Thailand.
Objective: 1) To study the behavior in uses MERD website of academic staffs and supporting staffs, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital 2) To study the reason for the actuality about the medical competency of externship did not meet expectations.
Methods: Survey research using questionnaire. The samples, registered nurses in wards of Obstetrics-Gynaecological Oncology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Siriraj Hospital and registered nurses of the affiliated hospital working with an externship, were 320. The statistics used in this study were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation.
Results: 1) The actuality of registered nurses to the medical competency of an externship, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, is the overall high level (mean = 3.70). The expectation of registered nurses to the medical competency of an externship is the overall highest level (mean = 4.54). 2) The reasons for the actuality about the medical competency of externship did not meet expectations because of personal attributes, a difference of the experiences and maturities, personal attitude of students and ethical aspects, attitudes towards the medical profession, very high self-confidence, lack of a holistic view and the high expectations of nurses.
Conclusion: Medical competency to the professional standards for medical practitioners 2012 of the externship is good standard but expectations of professional colleagues and the general public are more than actuality, particularly about the habit, attitude, moral, ethics of the profession and patient care. Therefore, the medical curriculum should focus on promoting the medical students in these matters.