Formación clínica en carreras de la salud: ¿dónde se incluye la diversidad?

Translated title of the contribution: The inclusion of diversity in clinical training

Olga Matus-Betancourt, Javiera Ortega-Bastidas, Cristhian PÉrez-Villalobos, Peter McColl-Calvo, Nancy Navarro-HernÁndez, VerÓnica Silva-Orrego, Juan Arellano-Vega, Ivone Campos-Cerda, MarÍa JosÉ SolÍs-Grant, Mary Jane Schilling-Norman, Camila Espinoza-Parcet, SebastiÁn GonzÁlez-Brevis

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Background: Educational inclusion, a concept that has changed over time, is becoming relevant. It initially considered only disability and now contemplates education for all people. Educational inclusion has special relevance in health care workers' training, who will have direct contact with heterogeneous populations, where diversity-oriented treatments are required. Aim: To describe how diversity is integrated into health care training in a clinical context. Material and Methods: A qualitative study, based on Grounded Theory. Two group interviews and thirteen semi-structured interviews were conducted among 11 teachers and 25 students of health careers. Data was analyzed using Atlas-ti 7.5.2. A constant comparison method, reaching an axial coding level, was used. Results: The category of training in health careers in the context of diversity emerged. It is a process that operates in cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions. It accounts for the diversity of system actors and the model of a health professional and teacher facing diversity. Conclusions: These dimensions should be understood during clinical training. Socio-cultural diversity encompassing gender, sex, ethnicity, religion and disability should be considered. Therefore, educational inclusion is an important issue to be considered by universities.

Translated title of the contributionThe inclusion of diversity in clinical training
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)444-451
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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