Relationships Education with Fourth Formers
Merle Bradshaw, RGON, Public Health Nurse, Wanganui
Reference: Bradshaw, M. (1989). Relationships Education with Fourth Formers Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 4(2) 23-25
In 1987, during my third year as school Public Health Nurse, I was asked by Wanganui High School to assist in the introduction of the new health syllabus. As I became more involved I had the privilege of meeting a large group of young people who astonished me with the support, insight and good humour they displayed to each other and their world. They expressed a degree of tolerance to differences and to the right of individual expression which outweighed the expected negative effects of peer pressure.