ERIC Number: ED035911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Solutions to Critical Health Needs. School Nursing Monograph No. 1.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This monograph consists of statements about problems confronting schools today, their implications for the school nurse, and rationales for the nurses role in attempting to resolve these concerns of children and youth today. The topics which illustrate the relationship between school nursing and contemporary critical issues include smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, venereal disease, teenage pregnancy, family life education, and mental health. Ways to bring about changes in school nursing are also presented and include the use of nursing aides in the schools, comprehensive health planning services, and preschool programs. The primary responsibility of the school nurse is to promote health and help in preventing disease and thus she must serve in various capacities such as health appraiser, counselor, health educator, liaison person, and researcher in order to accomplish the objectives of a health program.
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Family Life Education, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Mental Health, Nurses Aides, Pregnancy, School Health Services, School Nurses, Smoking
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.