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The study find that the healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the ‘warning signs’ presented among patients they will encounter in professional life; according to a new study. Therefore Introducing effective GBV educational strategies before healthcare staff qualify would help to reduce the serious health and social threat to people mainly women around the globe.

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Tackling GBV is a key part of meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Because Researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Melbourne reviewed almost 500 research sources in the first internationally-focused systematic literature review to combine evidence on the subject of GBV educational strategies for prequalifying healthcare students.

The study that was led by Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones from University of Birmingham was published in Trauma Violence & Abuse. Health-care providers have an important role in recognizing and addressing GBV in practice; yet research suggests that the issue remains under recognized; Because with many qualified professionals reporting lack of confidence and a sense of unpreparedness.

Prequalifying GBV educational strategies are inconsistent in both quantity and quality worldwide, and to date; there has been no comprehensive review of those programs’ effectiveness. This internationally focused literature review aimed to identify best educational practices in GBV for prequalifying health-care students. Therefore A systematic search of six databases yielded 17 studies meeting the inclusion criteria; with all studies examining one or more educational intervention.

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They set out a number of implications for further practice, policy and research; including: GBV learning opportunities should have a practical focus and aim to incorporate an interactive element for improved results. Existing and future education programs should give greater attention to the wider forms of GBV such as female genital mutilation/cutting, forced marriage, honor violence and human trafficking.

More research is need on the subject of single- versus mix-gender audiences in GBV education for prequalifying healthcare students. Ms. Dana Sammut; also from the University of Birmingham’s School of Nursing: GBV poses a serious health and social threat to women around the world. Pre-qualifying education is vital in shaping professionals’ responses; yet healthcare staff and students lack confidence in dealing with the issue.

Healthcare institutions are often left to design and implement their own GBV policies, which can result in inconsistencies. Introducing effective GBV educational strategies before students qualify allows these problems to be addressed at the earliest opportunity in healthcare practitioners’ careers.

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” The researchers identified that interactive approaches to learning gave better results than did theory-focused education and simple accumulation of knowledge. They recommend that future research should investigate wider learning theory and consider its application in the development of GBV curricula.