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ERIC Number: EJ942251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Health Promotional Education: Differences between School Nurses' Health Counselling and Teachers' Health Instruction in the Finnish ENHPS
Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Jakonen, Sirkka; Vertio, Harri
Children & Society, v18 n5 p371-382 Nov 2004
The purpose of the study was to describe school nurses' (N=24) and teachers' (N=25) opinions of how the health-related goals in their counselling and instruction were attained and to find out the possible differences between the two groups in the Finnish European Network of Health Promoting Schools. The data were collected by a questionnaire and analysed statistically. Some significant differences existed. School nurses ranked non-intoxicant use, human growth and development and life control highest in their health counselling, whereas teachers underlined health maintenance and well-being, respect for other people and non-intoxicant use. School nurses' health counselling covered disease prevention and treatment better compared to teachers' health instruction, whereas health maintenance and well-being, environmental health, first aid and safety and respect for other people were covered better in teachers' health instruction. Teachers were more promotional and community-oriented, while school nurses emphasised a more preventive and individually oriented approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Finland