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Antimicrobial resistance challenging professional learning in three LMICs

Littlejohn, A; Kaatrakoski, H; Charitonos, K; (2021) Antimicrobial resistance challenging professional learning in three LMICs. Journal of Workplace Learning , 33 (6) pp. 446-459. 10.1108/JWL-10-2020-0166. Green open access

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Abstract

Purpose: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a huge global challenge calling for changes in learning and working in health-care settings. The purpose of this study is to examine tensions expressed by professionals involved in AMR in three low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in Asia and Africa. Design/methodology/approach: The qualitative study was based on 60 face-to-face or online interviews in three LMICs. The interviews were analyzed by thematic analysis and analysis of elements of an activity system. Findings: A number of tensions within activity systems were analyzed revealing key issues inhibiting reconceptualization of object of work and moving toward new activity. The study suggests four opposing forces: (1) cost efficiency and good public health objectives; (2) historically and culturally developed hierarchies and good public health objectives; (3) individual responsibility and institutional responsibility; and (4) fragmented set ups and holistic view of activity as critical when developing learning and work activities in analyzed settings. Originality/value: This study expands the analysis of learning needs beyond individual skills and knowledge by taking a systemic approach using the cultural-historical activity theory framework. It shows that learning around AMR is needed at individual, organizational and national level.

Type: Article
Title: Antimicrobial resistance challenging professional learning in three LMICs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/JWL-10-2020-0166
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-10-2020-0166
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119850
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