ERIC Number: ED180864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of Family Planning at Medical Nursing and Midwifery Schools in Certain Countries of the Region.
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
A review is given of the status of family planning education at medical, nursing, and midwifery schools in seven European countries. The report is presented in 11 sections. Section one, an introduction, explains the scope of the study and defines family planning to include birth control, pregnancy and delivery, problems of adolescents, family life education, and sex education. Sections two through eight review in outline form the content and sequence of educational programs for family planning in Sweden, Poland, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For each country individual attention is given to programs of undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education in medical, nursing, and midwifery schools. Sections nine through 11 present a summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Although the length of training is approximately the same for similar positions across the countries, there are variations in teaching methods, program content, and responsibilities in the field. Among the author's recommendations are that students in all three types of school receive more practical training and that curriculum become more multidisciplinary. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Birth, Clinical Experience, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Contraception, Educational Trends, Family Life Education, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Gynecology, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nurses, Obstetrics, Physicians, Pregnancy, Professional Education, Program Content, Sex Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.