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School Nursing and the Health of Families

  • By: Cynthia Mears & Melissa Keene
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

When a child enters the educational system, the family expects the health and well-being of that child to be secured. The role of the school nurse is critical for collaborative communication to support the student. The purpose of this discussion is to describe important rights and laws regarding the relationship between a child's family or those she or he lives with, the child's doctor, and the child's school nurse. Collaborative interactions, among these stakeholders, promote the safety of the child both at home and in school. This topic allows students and their families and practitioners to learn how to interact with one another and use available resources to provide the best health outcomes for today's youth.

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