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Non-Formal Education For Health Professionals During The Covid-19 Epidemic

Lidija Zorman
General Hospital Murska Sobota
Slovenia

Sebastjan Kristovič
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Introduction: In this study, we investigated the attitudes of health workers towards non-formal education during the epidemic of covid-19. The purpose of the survey was to find out how health professionals perceive non-formal distance education, where they see advantages and disadvantages. Methods: The research is based on a quantitative, descriptive, research method. Primary data were collected by means of a questionnaire. Secondary data were obtained by reviewing scientific, professional articles. Results: During the epidemic of covid-19, 61.4 % of surveyed health workers with different levels of education had received non-formal education. Nurses with high education participated the most, followed by nurses and doctors. Most of the health workers surveyed considered non-formal education to be important, especially for the development of the health profession. The main advantage of non-formal distance education was the flexibility of time, while the main disadvantage was the difficulty to concentrate and communicate. Conclusion: The results of the survey showed that health professionals are aware of the importance of non-formal education and upgrading their professional knowledge. The data obtained show us the advantages and disadvantages of non-formal distance education and the assessment of the support and awareness of non-formal distance education by supervisors and various professional associations.

 

 


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