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Exploring knowledge and skills on HIV in student nurses and midwives

Exploring knowledge and skills on HIV in student nurses and midwives

Veeramah, Ven, Bruneau, Ben and McNaught, Allan (2008) Exploring knowledge and skills on HIV in student nurses and midwives. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (3). pp. 186-191. ISSN 0966-0461 (doi:10.12968/bjon.2008.17.3.28409)

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Abstract

A cross-sectional survey design using a self-administered questionnaire was sent to a sample of 62 final-year student nurses and midwives to describe their knowledge of, skills related to, and attitudes towards, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Out of the 47 respondents who return the questionnaire, only 53% stated that they had received class instruction on the topic
and 63.8% claimed to have increased their knowledge mainly from reading professional journals. Although only 32% said that they had cared for a patient or knew of a family member or another person with the disease, 91% indicated that they were willing to care for such patients. Overall, the respondents demonstrated positive attitudes towards this group of patients and a good level of knowledge about the subject, although some gaps were evident. However, a
large majority stated that their skills to cater for the physical and psychological needs of this group of patients were deficient and would like further training.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AIDS, attitudes, cross-sectional survey, knowledge, HIV, questionnaire, student nurses/midwives
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2307

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