ERIC Number: EJ1178868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Public Health Interventions: School Nurse Practice Stories
Anderson, Linda J. W.; Schaffer, Marjorie A.; Hiltz, Cynthia; O'Leary, Stacie A.; Luehr, Ruth Ellen; Yoney, Erika L.
Journal of School Nursing, v34 n3 p192-202 Jun 2018
This study describes and analyzes school nurses' (SN) experiences with understanding and using public health interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel. The Wheel offers a model for naming interventions provided by SNs from a public health perspective. Research teams from academic and SN practice settings conducted six focus groups with school nurses from Minnesota. Participants were asked to share experiences through telling stories from their practice that represented a specific wedge of the Wheel. Researchers organized data by intervention; often stories represented more than one intervention. Stories represented all levels of practice. This study highlights important contributions of school nurses to promote the health of school populations through the use of Wheel interventions. The integration of Wheel interventions in the application of the "Framework for 21st-Century School Nursing Practice"™ provides SNs with a language to document and communicate their expert professional practice.
Descriptors: Public Health, Intervention, School Nurses, Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Role, Semi Structured Interviews, Caseworker Approach, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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