Nursing students reaching out to communities

  • E M Mhlongo University of KwaZulu-Natal


Annually the nursing students visit different communities to conduct a community study, which culminates in the profiling of the communities being studied. During these visits, students employ the look, listen and learn techniques to gain insight into the problems the chosen communities are faced with. Students also work together with local clinics, churches and non-governmental organisations already operating in the area. They work closely with the local clinic to compile the epidemiological profile of the community. Later during the year, the same students are required to host an intervention day as one way of empowering the communities studied.

Author Biography

E M Mhlongo, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Lecturer, Discipline of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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