A method of teaching clinical problem-solving skills to primary health care student nurses

  • A Truscott
  • I Couper
Keywords: clinical problem solving process, nurse clinicians, PHC nurse training, mind maps, self teaching


The article provides a description of a method of teaching a clinical problem-solving process to primary health care nurses/clinical nurse practitioners (PHC nurses). The process was developed in the Soweto PHC Nurse Training Unit over the past 30 years as a result of the changing availability and role of nurse and doctor teaching staff. Students doing the diploma for nurse clinicians (Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care) are guided in the use of mind maps, assisted by constant clinical practice and group discussions to develop their clinical problem-solving process. This method has assisted in clinical training

Keywords: clinical problem solving process; nurse clinicians; PHC nurse training; mind maps; self teaching


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