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Randomised controlled trial
Supportive counselling may improve academic performance more than ordinary counselling in underachieving male nursing students
  1. Nasim Kanji
  1. Nasim Kanji
    Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge Campus, 106 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1NA, UK; Nasim.Kanji{at}

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High stress levels and forebodings of failure are regarded as endemic in the process of becoming a nurse and are the most common cause of attrition.1 In this discourse failures are attributed either to a flawed educational process or, more commonly, to the personal characteristics of students.2 Early identification of students at risk of failing allows nurse …

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