Abstract This article explores the development of professionalism in paramedic programs of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), Canada. Professionalism is currently defined as a set of competencies that are embedded as a set of skills and knowledge to be mastered, then applied in simulations and a field practicum. In the second part of the article, professionalism is examined as a broader concept and suggestions are presented for fostering the development of professionalism in the current redevelopment of the JIBC's Advanced Care Paramedic program.
Ronald R. Bowles B. Ed., MET, PhD (candidate)
School of Health Sciences
Justice Institute of British Columbia
New Westminster, BC, Canada
"From learning activities to the meaning of life: Fostering professionalism in Canadian paramedic education,"
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care:
4, Article 7.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/jephc/vol7/iss4/7