ERIC Number: EJ1050842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Telehealth in the School Setting: An Integrative Review
Reynolds, Cori A.; Maughan, Erin D.
Journal of School Nursing, v31 n1 p44-53 Feb 2015
Telehealth, the provision of health care through long-distance telecommunications technology, is a tool that can be used by school nurses to address and improve the health status of schoolchildren. The purpose of this literature review is to examine research related to implementation of telehealth in the school setting. A review of the literature was conducted using CINAHL, ERIC, Medline, and PubMed databases and the search terms such as telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, school, and schools. Fifteen research studies related to telehealth in the school setting were identified. Themes identified included benefits, barriers, feasibility, and limitations of telehealth. Implications for practice are presented, along with the potential of telehealth to integrate with the Affordable Care Act. School nurses who use telehealth can further meet the health needs of children in their care. The future of health care and school nursing is changing, and telehealth is a tool that can improve care in an innovative and efficient way.
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, School Nurses, School Health Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Program Implementation, Barriers, Feasibility Studies, Best Practices, Child Health, Health Needs, Chronic Illness, Program Effectiveness, Integrated Services, Truancy, Attendance, Research Design, Intervention, Authors, Participant Characteristics, Cost Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Mass Media Use
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