An interpretative phenomenological analysis exploring the lived experience of trainee endoscopists

Donnelly, Leigh (2022) An interpretative phenomenological analysis exploring the lived experience of trainee endoscopists. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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With service demand outweighing service provision training, more endoscopists are vital in the future planning of the endoscopy workforce. A review of the contemporary literature highlights a gap in qualitative research relating to the lived experience of trainee endoscopists.

The aim of this research is to examine the experience of trainee endoscopists and to explore specific themes that the trainee considers important to the training experience. The intention of the research is to investigate the lived experience of the trainee undergoing skills-based endoscopy training as a window onto the experience of being a trainee endoscopist.

The chosen methodology for this research is Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), with data collected from ten purposively-selected participants using the methods of observations to give contexts to semi-structured interviews. The data is qualitative and adheres to IPA methodology protocols resulting in the development of three super-ordinate themes and ten sub-ordinate themes which emerged from the data.

The findings demonstrate that the trainee endoscopists identify themes such as organisational barriers, hierarchy and emotional factors which have been highlighted by the detailed analysis of the data. This provides an in-depth understanding of aspects of current training which can have an impact on the training experience and the quality of the training delivered. These findings will help provide a basis in the development of quality endoscopy training programmes which consider the themes highlighted in this research. However, it is essential that we acknowledge that learning endoscopy is an emotional journey and this needs to be managed by the endoscopy curriculum.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical education, skills based training in healthcare, phenomenology, endoscopy training, hermeneutics
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
University Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2023 07:39
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 08:00

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