From Melbourne, Australia:
I am a Registered Nurse on a endocrine ward. I am interested in the way others educate newly diagnosed family. If you could help me or put me into contact with anyone I would appreciate it.
This involves more than could be done through e-mail. I would suggest that you contact a diabetes program (such as some of the ADA Recognized programs in the USA) that has a pediatrics component, and spend a week or so with the staff. At our hospital, we've had international visiting nurses occasionally, and I'd assume that other programs would also be willing to give you an exposure to their programs. Even then, however, you'd only get a "flavor" of what goes on.
[Editor's comment: If you're unable to spend the time visiting a diabetes program, you could join an organization that deals with patient education, such as the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and read their journals regularly. You will probably find the AADE's journal, The Diabetes Educator, in a local medical library. WWQ]
Original posting 10 Aug 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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