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School nurses and health education : the classroom experience.

Klien , Julie, Sendall, Marguerite C., Fleming, Mary-Lou, Lidstone, John, & Domocol, Michelle (2013) School nurses and health education : the classroom experience. Health Education Journal, 72(6), pp. 708-715.

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    Abstract

    Objective:

    The aim of the study is to explore school nurses’ experience of health education.

    Design:

    A qualitative approach; phenomenology was used to answer the question.

    Method:

    Sixteen participants were recruited through purposeful and snowball sampling. Participants undertook an audio-recorded interview which was transcribed and analysed.

    Results:

    Five themes represent school nurses’ experience of health education. Within these five themes, three issues were identified by the participants as having a negative impact on their experience of health education.

    These were:

    (1) feeling unwanted by the school; (2) not supported by the school hierarchy; and (3) a lack of role definition.

    Conclusion:

    These three issues provide important insight into school nurses’ experience of health education and have implications for other school nurses and professionals in the school environment.

    Impact and interest:

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    ID Code: 53972
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional URLs:
    DOI: 10.1177/0017896912460931
    ISSN: 1748-8176
    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) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The SAGE Publications Inc
    Deposited On: 04 Oct 2012 07:08
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2013 08:44

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