A review of the health promotion and health beliefs of traditional and Project 2000 student nurses

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  • Susan Mitchinson BSc MEd SRN RHV TCert

    1. Senior Lecturer in Nursing, School of Health Care, Liverpool John Moores University, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2ER, England
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Abstract

In this study it was proposed that a more rigorous theoretical component in nursing education courses would produce a nurse who was a proficient health educator and promotor of health A sound knowledge base will enable the student to develop positive attitudes and beliefs towards promoting health and providing health education as a part of nursing practice To test this hypothesis, two groups of students were asked to complete a questionnaire and the answers subsequently compared The results and data analysis supported the hypothesis only in a limited way and a further study on a larger group of students would provide greater insight into the question

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