Understanding the self-declaration of good health and good character

Landon-Campbell, Jeanne ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-4159 and Kenward, Linda ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4319-6651 (2017) Understanding the self-declaration of good health and good character. Nursing Times, 113 (12). pp. 38-41. Full text not available from this repository.

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What are ‘good health’ and ‘good character’? How do they relate to fitness to practise? Student nurses and midwifes need to understand these requirements and their implications. Each year student nurses and midwives are asked to self-declare their ‘good health’ and ‘good character’. Does this mean that you need to be in perfect health to become a nurse or midwife? How can you prove your ‘good character’? This article explains what ‘good health’ and ‘good character’ mean for health professionals, what issues can arise and what the consequences can be in terms of fitness to practise.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: EMAP Publishing
ISSN: 0954-7762
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Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Jeanne Landon-Campbell is senior lecturer in nursing; Linda Kenward is principal lecturer in nursing; both at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 12:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:45
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3413
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