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Nurses and teachers : partnerships for green health promotion

Sendall, Marguerite C., Lidstone, John, Fleming, MaryLou, & Domocol, Michelle (2013) Nurses and teachers : partnerships for green health promotion. Journal of School Health, 83(7), pp. 508-513.

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    Abstract

    Background: The term ‘green health promotion’ is given to health promotion underpinned by the principles of ecological health and sustainability. Green health promotion is supported philosophically by global health promotion documents such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) and the ecological public health movement. Green health promotion in schools aims to practice the principles of ecological health and sustainability.

    Methods: An extended literature review revealed a paucity of literature about green health promotion in schools across disciplines. Literature about nurses and health promotion in schools is generally found in nursing publications. Literature about ecological sustainability in schools is mostly found in teaching publications.

    Results: This paper explores the nexus between nursing and health promotion, and teachers and ecological sustainability. Collaborative partnerships between health and education do not capitalise on programs such as Health Promoting Schools and the School Based Youth Health Nurse Program in Queensland, Australia. The authors consider how collaborative partnerships between health and education in schools can work towards green health promotion.

    Conclusion: Nursing’s approach to health promotion and education’s approach to ecological sustainability need to be aligned to enhance green health promotion in schools and promote a new generation of ‘tree huggers and hippies’.

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    ID Code: 50431
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: health promotion, school nursing, education, ecological sustainability
    DOI: 10.1111/josh.12059
    ISSN: 1746-1561
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Primary (Preventative) (111002)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 American School Health Association
    Deposited On: 18 May 2012 08:38
    Last Modified: 14 Aug 2013 22:36

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