Author: Stirling, K. Till, H. Ajjawi, R. & Ker, J. Publication Year: 2013
Summary: An overview on the effect stress has on the performance capacity of final year medical students within a simulated ward environment.
Description: There is widespread consensus in the literature that stress induces both physiological and psychological changes. Perfectionism and self-criticism are common amongst all students but it is more explicit amongst medical students.

This small scale exploratory research study builds upon previous work by observing stress reactions in final year medical students whilst undertaking a multi-faceted assessment within a simulated clinical environment. A mixed methods research approach was used to evidence the relationship between stress and performance during the Final Year Ward Simulation Exercise. The Final Year Ward Simulation Exercise is ideal for exploring students’ stress reactions in the clinical workplace as it simulates a busy ward environment.

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