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How school nurses experience their work with schoolchildren who have mental illnes: a qualitative study in a Swedish context
Kristianstads kommun.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Kristianstad University, Research Environment PRO-CARE.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1212-293X
2014 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 6, no 4, 34110- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Reports from research have shown that mental illness has increased dramatically in recent years and is currently one of the biggest problems among Swedish children and adolescents.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe how Swedish school nurses experience their work with schoolchildren who have mental illness

Method: Data were gained by individual interviews with school nurses (n = 10) and were analyzed by using manifest qualitative content analysis.

Results: The results of the study showed that school nurses used various tools when working with schoolchildren who have mental illness. The working tools were regular health talks, motivational interviewing, individual counseling, family counseling, creating trust, and affirming the child's confidence. 

Conclusion: Results of the study demonstrate the need for further research on schoolchildren's experience of getting help and support from the school nurse. 

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2014. Vol. 6, no 4, 34110- p.
Keyword [en]
experiences, schoolchildren, school nurse, mental illness, qualitative research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11905DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v6n4p1PubMedID: 24999138OAI: diva2:709290
Available from: 2014-04-01 Created: 2014-04-01 Last updated: 2014-12-06Bibliographically approved

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