The impact of a three-year nursing degree on nursing students’ attitudes towards body products
The unique type of work that nurses perform requires them to handle and be exposed to the body products of others as an integral part of their everyday practice. Despite such close and intimate contact with bodies and body products, little if anything, is known about nurses’ attitudes towards body products.
The aim of this study is to gain a more complete understanding of nursing students’ attitudes towards body products (and what changes may be observed) as they pursue a program of study leading to professional practice.
This longitudinal study will reveal information about attitude change that may affect safety in practice, both for the nurse and the patients for whom they care. These results may have significant implications for future planning of education for student nurses.
Professor Jocalyn Lawler, Dr Jo Patching, Christine Dalgleish
Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW
Dr Jo Patching
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