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The ward sister as a health educator

V. Woodward
Curationis | Vol 3, No 1 | a214 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v3i1.214 | © 1980 V. Woodward | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1980 | Published: 26 September 1980

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V. Woodward,, South Africa

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Abstract

According to Thomson, hospital patients form a target group of particular importance for the health educator because:
— the patients suffering from a particular disease are a motivated group so far as education related to their illness is concerned, and
— hospital patients are restricted to a certain environment for comparatively long periods of time in many instances, and thus represent a captive group for health education.

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