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Primary Health Care and Nursing Education 

Isabelle Sherrard, Carrington Polytechnic, Auckland 

Mia Carroll, Carrington Polytechnic, Auckland 

Reference:  Sherrard, I, Carroll, M. (1988). Primary Health Care and Nursing Education Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 3(3) 31-33    

At the end of 1985 the initial staff of the Health Studies Department at Carrington Polytechnic unanimously agreed that the curriculum for our Comprehensive Nursing Course would be in accordance with the philosophy of Primary Health Care.  Now that our first students are into their final year, it is appropriate to ask ourselves how well we have performed towards the philosophy of Primary Health Care.