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Teaching: Diabetic Teaching
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Teaching: Diabetic Teaching [Author’s Name] [Institution] Abstract Modern nursing programs face the need to make changes in the ways students are taught to act as educators. Nurses as diabetes educators are viewed as an inseparable part of the healthcare team that works to improve care of diabetic patients.
The paper focuses on social constructivism as the foundation of diabetic education for nurses. Teaching: Diabetic Teaching Introduction Modern nursing programs face the need to make changes in the ways students are taught to act as educators. Candela, Dalley, and Benzel-Lindley (2006) admit that a lot of nurse educators these days use the same teaching methods to instruct as they had been taught; their major contribution is thus in merely rearranging the same study material they have been presenting for years. At the same time, the emphasis in teaching nurses, as Candela et al (2006) rightfully admit, needs to be shifted away from traditional knowledge acquisition skills via a variety of media to a non-linear approach to teaching and learning which is expected to improve critical thinking skills of future nurses. Giddens & Brady (2007) advocate the need to incorporate into the nursing curriculum such courses that are concept-based and in which concepts are taught across a person’s life span and various clinical settings. ...
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