Has the pandemic response entrenched a pathogenic emphasis in education?

JACQUELINE LEIGH, Juliett Borwell, Amanda Garrow, Amanda Kenny, Kate Knight, ROB MONKS, Debbie Roberts, Victoria Whaley, Karen Wright

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the emphasis on preparing nursing graduates for secondary care. This trend is evident in many countries, where the pandemic has reinforced a focus on acute care, with less emphasis on
primary and social care. As with many commentaries, we raise more questions than answers. Preparedness to question and critique nurse education
practice is key to progression and transformation (South et al, 2008). We
encourage wide discussion and debate on questions that will help shift the mindset from the pathogenic to the salutogenic focus in nurse education in a
post-pandemic world.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Pages (from-to)1066-1067
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2022


  • salutogenesis
  • covid
  • nurse education


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