Original Research

Spesifieke leergeleenthede in gesondheidsopvoeding

A.H. Nel, A.A. Basson
Curationis | Vol 11, No 3 | a145 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v11i3.145 | © 1988 A.H. Nel, A.A. Basson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 1988 | Published: 21 September 1988

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A.H. Nel, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, South Africa
A.A. Basson, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

The effective application of learning opportunities in health care necessitates attention in practise. A conceptual guideline has been compiled according to a literature study in order to determine the practise of health education. In this research into learning opportunities for the presentation of the module, mother and child health services in community health nursing, the method adopted was the following:

• the student nurse was actively involved in the teaching process by way of group discussions, thereby acquiring greater cognitive skills; and
• through practical guidance the student nurse is given an opportunity to master interpersonal skills.

The results have shown that student nurses ought to be exposed to various teaching methods as early in their training as possible in order to exercise in practise, the mastering of interpersonal skills.

In order to demonstrate the effect of group activity and role play to the student nurse, certain recommendations have been made. The most important include the following:

• It would appear that traditional lecture methods alone are not sufficient for the training of student nurses in the field of rendering health counselling. The student nurse should therefore be actively involved through teaching methods such as group discussions and role play.
• As early in the student nurse's training as possible the importance of establishing and maintaining sound interpersonal skills for effective health counselling should be emphasised.

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