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The psychological effects of dissecting human cadavers

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Dyk, Alta C. en
dc.contributor.advisor Henderson, Hester-Louise en
dc.contributor.author Van Rensburg, Madri Stephani Jansen en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:45:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2002-02
dc.date.submitted 2002-02-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/607
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to determine the extent of the psychological influence that human cadaver dissection has on Homoeopathy and Chiropractic students. Changes in axiety levels, appraisals (of the self, the situation and the environment), coping strategies and behavioural changes were investigated during the following four dissection phases: (i) before the dissection started (preparation); (ii) the first dissection period (exposure); (iii) two weeks after dissection started (development of resources) and (iv) three months after dissection started (stabilisation). Anxiety levels were measured using the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale and the Templer Death Anxiety Scale. The remaining sections of the self-administered questionnaire included open and closed ended sections. Anxiety levels were found to be low, possibly due to students being previously exposure to the dissection hall, during peer tutoring sessions. Although active coping strategies were used most often, no clear pattern emerged with regard to which coping strategy was more effective in dealing with dissection anxiety. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (187 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Dissection anxiety en
dc.subject Coping strategy
dc.subject Anatomy dissection
dc.subject Anxiety
dc.subject Appraisal
dc.subject Peer tutoring
dc.subject Alternative health care students
dc.subject Cadaver
dc.subject Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale
dc.subject Templer Death Anxiety Scale
dc.subject.ddc 152.46
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety
dc.subject.lcsh Human dissection -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale
dc.subject.lcsh Templer Death Anxiety Scale
dc.title The psychological effects of dissecting human cadavers en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M. Sc. (Psychology) en


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