Perception Regarding Narrative and Reflective Writing among Fellowship Candidates JC01-JC03
Shree Hospital, Bachelor Road, Near Lok Vidyalay, Wardha-442001, Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: Research is an integral part of medical field including medical education. Medical report writing is a specialised technique in the field of clinical research. Narrative and reflective way of medical report writing is an individual perception. Narration helps in expressing the situation while reflection of situation helps in reciprocating it well.
Aim: To assess perception regarding narrative and reflective writing in fellowship candidates.
Materials and Methods: Forty candidates enrolled for fellowship course were assessed in a prospective study for perception regarding narrative and reflective way of medical report writing of their allotted projects. Assessment was done on the basis of questionnaire based score (Likerts scale). Software used in the analysis was SPSS 22.0 version to assess the percentage of various score against a specific question.
Results: Maximum participants were in the age group of 36-40 years (45%). A total of 80% candidates were of the opinion that narrative and reflective way of research writing is applicable in the current research writing; 50% percent candidates strongly agreed that reflective writing is better in analysing the situation; 80% candidates experienced that it is useful in gaining self-knowledge and understanding the topic better.
Conclusion: Narrative and reflective writing is an effective way to describe the research methodology and its results. Also, reflective writing helps in framing future applications of the research.