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Students need to drop stereotypes

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More than one-quarter of nursing and midwifery students may believe people who misuse drugs waste NHS resources through self-inflicted problems, suggests a small UK study.

More than one-quarter of nursing and midwifery students may believe people who misuse drugs waste NHS resources through self-inflicted problems, suggests a small UK study.

Nurse researchers asked 100 students about their attitudes to vulnerable members of society while undertaking a 12-week course module on social inclusion/exclusion.

Most students held generally positive and inclusive views, but some had stereotypical views that could potentially compromise their ability to provide impartial healthcare.

Nurse Education Today (2007) www.sciencedirect.com

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