To gain a better understanding of senior medical students who perceive high-technology medicine as the desirable form of medical practice, we developed and evaluated a structural equation model.
Intolerance to clinical uncertainty, Machiavellianism, and authoritarianism characterized students who scored higher on reliance on high-technology medicine.
High scorers also tended to have a negative orientation toward patients'psychological problems and were unlikely to choose careers in primary care medicine.
Students who perceive high technology as a panacea in clinical medicine share personal traits and attitudes toward patients that are not conducive to achieving the national goal of a 50 : 50 ratio between primary and non-primary care physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecine, Technologie avancée, Confiance, Spécialité médicale, Orientation professionnelle, Comportement défensif, Soin santé primaire, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Psychopathologie, Homme, Sénior
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Medicine, Advanced technology, Confidence, Medical specialty, Vocational guidance, Defensive behavior, Primary health care, Teaching hospital, Psychopathology, Human
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Cote : 98-0079001
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 14/05/1998.