ERIC Number: EJ1092586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Barriers to Asthma Management for School Nurses: An Integrative Review
Hanley Nadeau, Ellen; Toronto, Coleen E.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n2 p86-98 Apr 2016
Childhood asthma is a growing health concern. Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood and a leading cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and school absenteeism. School nurses play a valuable role in asthma management. The purpose of this integrative review is to examine barriers to asthma management for school nurses in the school setting. Findings revealed multiple barriers school nurses encounter in managing asthma. Six themes emerged that included lack of resources and support, insufficient time, communication challenges, limited knowledge, and lack of awareness of school nurses' expertise. Students, parents, primary care physicians, school administration, staff, and school nurses themselves all play a role in constructing barriers to asthma management. There is a need for school nurses and school nurse leaders to focus efforts to develop strategies to overcome barriers to ensure evidence-based, best practice management of asthma in the school setting.
Descriptors: Barriers, Diseases, School Nurses, Child Health, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Communication Problems, Resource Allocation, Time Perspective, School Support, Knowledge Level, School Health Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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