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An evaluation of nursing student placement in the Beaconsfield Multi-Purpose Service


Martyr, PJ and Emmett, H and Milner, D, An evaluation of nursing student placement in the Beaconsfield Multi-Purpose Service, Australian Electronic Journal of Nursing Education, 5, (1) EJ ISSN 1322-8676 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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One of the pressing concerns in rural health nursing education is effective student preparation for rural area work. This study will describe the results of a survey taken of nursing students who underwent their community health practicum at the Beaconsfield Multi Purpose Service (MPS) in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. Four of the five students placed responded to a 14-point questionnaire, which was designed to evaluate how useful the experience was for them, and how much they had learned about primary health care in the rural community setting. The results were highly satisfactory, and indicate that MPS placement may be a valuable option for other institutions which favour rural student placements.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, Beaconsfield, rural health, nursing, education
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Martyr, PJ (Dr Philippa Martyr)
UTAS Author:Emmett, H (Ms Heather Emmett)
ID Code:17078
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2012-12-20

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