ERIC Number: ED047253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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Family Health Education and Its Place in the Training of Student Aviators: A Method.
Knapp, Stanley C.
The real mission of a flight surgeon is often misunderstood by military aviation students and their families. Because of his prominent position in student aviator selection and retention, a flight surgeon may represent a threat to an aviator's career. While the Army aviation training program is rapidly expanding, formal contacts between students and flight surgeons are rare. Accordingly, the Department of Aeromedical Education and Training, Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama, developed a method of health education discussions with student aviators' wives in an effort to improve the flight surgeon image. Aims of the discussions included enlisting wives' help in the care of their husbands, and presenting a number of vital aviation topics--weight and diet, self-medication, alcohol, smoking, rest and relaxation, proper equipment, conflict and frustration--pertinent to aviator health and safety. (Fourteen references are included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Aircraft Pilots, Bibliographies, Family Life Education, Flight Training, Group Discussion, Health Education, Homemakers, Military Personnel, Program Descriptions, Safety Education
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-711-927, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Aeromedical Research Lab., Fort Rucker, AL.