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ERIC Number: ED014743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL HEALTH OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS.
PAUL, JOHN R.
THIS REPORT ENDEAVORS TO HELP PHYSICIANS UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS (SHP). THE PHYSICIAN'S ROLE IN SCHOOL HEALTH, WITH EMPHASIS ON HEALTH APPRAISAL IS DISCUSSED. THE SCHOOL PHYSICIAN IDENTIFIES STUDENT DISABILITIES IN A CONTINUING PROGRAM. A GOOD SHP MAY BE MOST SATISFACTORILY ACHIEVED WITH A PAID PHYSICIAN ON THE STAFF. THE ADOLESCENT'S PROGRAM SHOULD EMPHASIZE SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, WHILE THE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN'S PREVENTION. INTELLECTUAL FACTORS, PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS, AND ATTENDANCE PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT. THE PHYSICIAN'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR A GOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS REVIEWED. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ARE CLASSIFIED AND VARYING RESPONSIBILITY IS DESIGNATED TO THE TEACHER OR SCHOOL NURSE. IN HEALTH EDUCATION, THE CONSULTATIVE ROLE OF THE PHYSICIAN IS EMPHASIZED. INSERVICE EDUCATION FOR PHYSICIANS IS RECOMMENDED. THE REFLECTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS OF A PHYSICIAN AND EDUCATOR INDICATE--(1) RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THESE TWO GROUPS HAVE IMPROVED, (2) EACH GROUP MUST REMEMBER ITS LIMITATIONS, (3) THERE IS A DISAGREEMENT ABOUT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF PHYSICIANS' RECORDS, AND (4) COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE RESOURCES ARE NOT FULLY UTILIZED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $2.00 FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, P.O. BOX 1034, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS 60204. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.
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