AN EXPLORATION OF SCHOOL NURSE ROLE IN SECONDARY GIRLS SCHOOLS IN BAHRAIN

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

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Title AN EXPLORATION OF SCHOOL NURSE ROLE IN SECONDARY GIRLS SCHOOLS IN BAHRAIN
 
Creator Hassani, Faten Ali A.Rahim
 
Subject School Nurse
School Nursing
School Health Program
Bahraini Secondary School Nurses
Nursing Professional Program
Professional Autonomy
Collaboration.
 
Description The main role of the school nurse is to promote the health and wellbeing of students. Good health, in turn, fosters better academic outcomes. However, many schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain do not have school nurses. The few that have lack clear guidelines on their roles and responsibilities. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the roles of school nurses in Bahrain and the barriers they encounter in their work. The study recruited 10 secondary school nurses and gathered their responses using semi-structured interviews. The responses were analysed using Burnard’s four-stage thematic analysis framework. The study found the main roles of school nurses are providing direct health care to students and staff, organising health promotion programs and surveillance of infectious diseases. The main barriers to school nurses are role conflict, the lack of professional autonomy and collaboration, and high student-nurse ratio. The study concluded that professional nursing programs and structured coordination between the Ministries of Health and Education are important to ensure school nurses clearly understand their roles and to improve their service delivery. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/lijhls.2017.31.1217 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2017-03-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/158
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 3 No 1 (2017): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/158/3364
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Author(s)
 

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