ERIC Number: ED084252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health and the Work of the School Nurse. A Report on a Series of Workshops 1964-1969.
McKevitt, Rosemary; And Others
It is indicated that the workshop was prompted by uneasiness among nurses about the impact of what they were doing (including the detection of symptoms as psychosomatic or real) by their requests for aid in improving their interviewing and counseling skills. The report states that the emphasis was on modern concepts in psychiatry and psychiatric nursing and in supervised field experience with school-age children. There are five chapter divisions. Chapter I is the introduction. Chapter II contains information on the workshop participants. Chapter III is a condensation and summary of the proceedings of the first workshop. Topics covered in this chapter include the concept of mental health, the concept of anxiety, the child and sex, and the child and death. The chapter also describes the field experience of the participants with material from the reports they were asked to compose. Chapter IV covers advanced workshop proceedings in which the focus was shifted from the normal child to the child with a serious emotional disturbance; participants' reports are again referred to; many of the topics in chapter III are repeated. Chapter V is on the evaluation of the workshops, with conclusions and recommendations. Included as appendixes are various correspondence, participant, and evaluation data from the workshop. (JA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.