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Using problem-based learning for occupational and environmental health nursing education: pesticide exposures among migrant agricultural workers.
Ivicek K; de Castro AB; Salazar MK; Murphy HH; Keifer M
AAOHN J 2011 Mar; 59(3):127-133
Problem-based learning, which emphasizes group collaboration to solve real-world case scenarios, is an instructional approach that is well suited to occupational and environmental health nursing education. Learners actively work through case studies rather than passively receive information presented through lectures. Problem-based learning methods promote critical thinking skills and motivate learning, preparing learners for professional practice in complex, ever-changing environments. Despite these advantages, problem-based learning is under-utilized in nursing education compared to more traditional lecture methods. This article presents key concepts of problem-based learning, discusses problem-based learning in educating occupational and environmental health nurses, and describes the development of a problem-based learning case aimed at increasing occupational and environmental health nurses capacity to address pesticide exposure among migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.
Education; Training; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-chemicals; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Nursing; Occupational-health-nursing; Occupational-medicine; Occupational-medicine-programs; Environmental-medicine; Environmental-health; Professional-workers; Teaching; Worker-health; Employee-exposure
A. B. de Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98125
Issue of Publication
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
University of Washington
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division