|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Family health nursing: the education programme for the WHO Europe Scottish Pilot|
|Keywords:||remote and rural health issues|
working with families
|Citation:||Murray I (2004) Family health nursing: the education programme for the WHO Europe Scottish Pilot, British Journal of Community Nursing, 9 (6), pp. 245-250.|
|Abstract:||This article outlines the development of the family health nurse (FHN) programme, which was delivered by the University of Stirling in the highlands and islands of Scotland as part of a World Health Organization European pilot project. An outline of the structure of the programme and its key features is described. The concept of the FHN emerged from the WHO’s initiative to develop a practitioner who has the family as the organizing focus of their practice (WHO, 2000). An insight is provided into the experience of the first students to undergo this programme, along with a brief summary of the main findings of the external evaluation of both the education programme and the implementation of the role in the remote and rural communities of the highlands and islands of Scotland. Suggestions are made that will hopefully influence the second phase of this project, that the Scottish Executive are supporting in an urban setting, which is due to begin in September 2004.|
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