ERIC Number: EJ1020254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Body Art Education: The Earlier, the Better
Armstrong, Myrna L.; Tustin, Jane; Owen, Donna C.; Koch, Jerome R.; Roberts, Alden E.
Journal of School Nursing, v30 n1 p12-18 Feb 2014
Using the major format identified for successful prevention and intervention work, five "W" questions: what, why, whom, where, and who, plus one: how, this article first summarizes the current body art literature. Then, educational strategies specifically regarding the topic of tattoos and body piercing are presented for school nurses. These strategies can be used to create applicable, realistic information for young students before they are faced with decisions related to body art. The school nurse might be the first and only credible source of information the students receive related to body art in an education/health environment. Curriculum emphasis is on the decision making leading up to the action, and the major purposes, rather than on the markings or jewelry associated with procurement. Reducing decisional conflict while promoting positive development in the areas of empowerment, self-esteem, and maturing can help achieve stronger informed decision making.
Descriptors: Human Body, School Nurses, Decision Making, Empowerment, Self Esteem, Incidence, Risk, Self Expression, Art Expression, Communicable Diseases, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Health Promotion, Health Education, Teaching Methods, Parent Role, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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