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Striving to Make a Positive Difference: School Nurses' Experiences of Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Girls
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Univ Skövde.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7368-953X
Univ Skövde ; Jönköping Univ.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
Univ Skövde.
2014 (English)In: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364, Vol. 30, no 5, 358-365 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, school nurses are part of the School Health Service with the main objective of health promotion to support students' health and attainment of educational goals. The aim in this phenomenological study was to illuminate the experiences of school nurses in promoting the health and well-being of adolescent girls. Seventeen school nurses were interviewed, both in groups and individually, to facilitate personal disclosure and expressions from their lived experiences. To achieve their goal of improving the health of adolescent girls, school nurses require flexibility in their approach and in endeavoring to make a positive difference they experience many challenges. This study concluded that school nurses can tactfully provide adolescent girls with knowledge and health guidance adjusted to individual needs and empowering the individual girl to participate in her own health process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 30, no 5, 358-365 p.
Keyword [en]
teenage, youth, child, female, women, well-being, nursing
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37910DOI: 10.1177/1059840513505223ISI: 000342234900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-37910DiVA: diva2:759628
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
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2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö, Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2014. 61 p.
Series
Linnaeus University dissertations, 177
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38328 (URN)9789187427923 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-06-10, Wicksell, Hus K, Växjö, 10:30 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-25 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved

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