CAREER (COVID-19: Dental health professionals: a longitudinal study of uncertainties, Anxieties and pREparednEss for pRactice)
The CAREER project is a longitudinal research study seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the anxiety, feelings of uncertainty and preparedness for practice of early career dental health professionals and dental health professionals working in a primary care setting in Scotland.
Findings will inform the future provision of educational support and training and may be used to provide health services with a stronger knowledge base about how to support and prepare dental professionals in stressful workplace situations.
The study is being undertaken in partnership between NHS Education for Scotland, the University of Dundee and the University of St Andrews.
Data collection is complete. Data analysis and paper preparation are underway.
Humphris, G., Knights, J., Beaton, L., Araujo, M., Yuan, S., Clarkson, J., Young, L. and Freeman, R., 2021. Exploring the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Dental Team: Preparedness, Psychological Impacts and Emotional Reactions. Frontiers in Oral Health, 2.
Professor Ruth Freeman, Co-Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee
Professor Gerald Humphris,School of Medicine, University of St Andrews
Dr Linda Young, Programme Lead, NHS Education for Scotland
Specialist Research Lead (Dental)
NHS Education for Scotland