Paramedic graduates needed for international study

The International Paramedic Anxiety Wellbeing and Stress (iPAWS) longitudinal study is designed to map psychological wellbeing among an international cohort of paramedic graduates over a five year period. Baseline measures will be obtained in the final year of the participant’s tertiary qualification, enabling the psychological health and trauma profile of paramedic graduates to be explored in depth, along with best educational practice when preparing and supporting the mental wellbeing of paramedic students worldwide. Annual follow-up will be undertaken for the subsequent five years using an online survey platform. The study’s international remit will enable regional trends to be explored, leading to the identification of success among education institutions or employers when managing or teaching paramedic resilience and supporting psychological wellbeing. This may in turn lead to the identification of optimal timing for intervention strategies, determined by international best practice.

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Elizabeth Asbury (Whiteria, NZ) at elizabeth.asbury@whiteria.ac.nz