Comparative characteristics of professional predispositions of medical personnel

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Professional predispositions are an important component characterising people working as health care professionals. The aim of this study was to compare professional predispositions of students at medical courses with professionally active nurses. The study methods included a survey (SOPZ) and the Delta questionnaire. The analysis showed there were no differences in levels of sense of threat, responsibility and creativity in all analysed group, as well as while there was a differentiating influence of the sense of control in the analysed group of students.

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