Развитие образования (2020-12-01)

Learning a Foreign Language as a Method of Preventing Emotional Burnout of Medical Students

  • Galina V. Sorokoumova,
  • Elena V. Abdullaeva

DOI
https://doi.org/10.31483/r-97185
Journal volume & issue
no. 4 (10)
pp. 26 – 32

Abstract

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The article shows the need for knowledge of methods of prevention and psychocorretion of emotional burnout, lists methods of prevention, puts forward a hypothesis about the effectiveness of learning a foreign language in order to prevent emotional burnout of medical students. Research on methods of prevention and psychocorrection of emotional burnout describes such methods as training, methods of expressive therapy, and special psychological technologies. The purpose of this article is to study a foreign language as a method of preventing emotional burnout in medical students. We suggested that foreign language classes aimed at preventing emotional burnout of medical students should include awareness of the features of professional self-perception, development of empathy and training in ways to regulate the emotional state. The study presented in the article involved 2 groups: a control group (CG) and an experimental group (EG) consisting of master's students attending elective classes in English. Research methods. At the ascertaining and control stages, the questionnaire «Professional burnout» by N.E. Vodopyanova, the test by V.V. Boyko «Emotional burnout» and the questionnaire «Situational stress assessment» were used. At the formative stage of the study, an elective program in English was developed and tested for the participants of the experimental group, which consisted of a lecture-seminar, training sessions in English and individual consultations conducted by a professional psychologist. Research results. The article analyzes the results of the influence of learning a foreign language on the prevention of emotional burnout of medical students in the course of elective classes. Conclusion. The results of the study proved that learning a foreign language is an effective method of preventing emotional burnout in medical students. It is important that classes are aimed at understanding the features of professional self-perception, developing empathy, and include training in ways to regulate the emotional state.

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