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Health Care Student Knowledge and Willingness to Work in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Patel, R., Wattamwar, K., Kanduri, J. and Nahass, M. (2017). Health Care Student Knowledge and Willingness to Work in Infectious Disease Outbreaks. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. June 19:1-7.

This study explored willingness to work among medical, nursing, and pharmacy students. Medical students indicated they were most willing to work, and greater willingness to work was associated with prior disaster training. The authors cite the “remarkable underemphasis on disaster preparedness in health care curricula,” and note how important it is to prepare health professional students, who will become the healthcare workforce.
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