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ERIC Number: ED120647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-5
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Disciplines in Counseling--The Public Health Nurse.
Martin, M. Joan
Counseling is an integral part of nursing, especially public health nursing. The normal day to day situations in which a public health nurse finds herself offer great potential for counselling. The technique used primarily by public health nurses is that of basic listening, which is so necessary for ascertaining and understanding situations and feelings of their clients. The quality of family functioning is the main concern of the public health nurse. The public health nurse is, above all, a generalist; in one and the same day she may serve families in which the main problems are tuberculosis, obstetrics, or the supervision of a well school child. In one and the same day a public health nurse will counsel individuals and families in homes, schools, church halls and by telephone. Prevention is the main emphasis of all public health nursing programs. A selection of these programs is briefly described, illustrating how the public health nurse uses her counseling skills. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of The Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association (Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4-6, 1975)