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Are health educators being prepared to provide HIV/AIDS education?: A survey of selected health education professional preparation programs.
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PMID:  2319754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Health education professional preparation programs were surveyed to determine the extent of HIV/AIDS education health educators are receiving. The survey also addressed content areas, skills being developed or enhanced, areas of deficiency in preparation programs, and areas in which national professional associations may assist in the preparation of AIDS educators. One hundred eight-three surveys were mailed; 114 (68%) were completed and returned. Twenty-one institutions reported planning a separate course on HIV/AIDS. Most were designing general service courses to reach a broad cross-section of students. Twenty-five institutions (23.8%) reported previously offering or currently offering a specific course on AIDS. One hundred two (89.5%) respondents reported HIV/AIDS warranted the attention and funding it had received. Thirty-seven (35.2%) respondents reported AIDS education was of sufficient importance to influence hiring of faculty members in their departments. Survey findings demonstrate that current AIDS education courses targeted to the general student population may not be adequate in meeting the professional preparation needs of health educators charged to provide AIDS education.
Health education professional preparation programs were surveyed to determine the extent of HIV/AIDS education health educators are receiving. The survey also addressed content areas, skills being developed or enhanced, areas of deficiency in preparation programs, and areas in which national professional associations may assist in the preparation of AIDS educators. 183 surveys were mailed; 114 (68%) were completed and returned. 21 institutions reported planning separate course on HIV/AIDS. Most were designing general service courses to reach a broad cross-section of students. 25 institutions (23.8%) reported previously offering or currently offering a specific course on AIDS. 102 (89.5%) respondents reported HIV/AIDS education was of sufficient importance to influence firing of faculty members in their departments. Survey findings demonstrate that current AIDS education courses targeted to the general student population may not be adequate in meeting the professional preparation needs of health educators charged to provide AIDS education. (Author's).
Authors:
S C Quinn; S B Thomas; B J Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0022-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-02     Completed Date:  1990-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-5     Citation Subset:  IM; J; N; X    
Affiliation:
Dept. of Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park 20742.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / prevention & control*
Clinical Competence
Curriculum
Data Collection
Health Education*
Health Occupations / education*,  standards
Humans
United States

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