The conundrum of defining paramedicine: more than just what paramedics 'do'

Long, David Nicholas ORCID: and Lea, Jakki and Devenish, Scott (2018) The conundrum of defining paramedicine: more than just what paramedics 'do'. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 15 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2202-7270


The term 'paramedicine' is an ever-increasing part of the lexicon in numerous ambulance services and stakeholder organisations across the globe. However, it is unclear if a consensus exists on the definition of paramedicine that transects international boundaries. This editorial intends to stimulate a robust discussion to find an international consensus on the definition of paramedicine.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 01:01
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: paramedicine; work role; definition; Editorial; health care delivery; medical education; medical society; nomenclature; paramedical disciplines; paramedical personnel; paramedical profession; professional standard; professionalism
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320219 Paramedicine
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.33151/ajp.15.1.629

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