ERIC Number: EJ885184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Bloodborne Infections: Should They Be Disclosed? Is Differential Treatment Necessary?
Journal of School Nursing, v20 n6 p324-330 2004
There are students and staff in many schools with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV infections. Should parents or guardians be expected to disclose students' bloodborne infections to school officials? Can infected students play contact sports given the increased risk of blood spills? What type of response plan should schools develop in the event of a blood spill to protect student health and privacy? This article summarizes the policies and approaches that the federal government and medical, school nursing, teacher, and parent organizations have taken on these issues. It suggests strategies school nurses can employ to protect the civil rights, privacy, and health of all students and school staff.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Nurses, Communicable Diseases, Child Health, Federal Government, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Privacy, Emergency Programs, Public Policy, School Policy, Confidentiality
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