Health Problems in the Classroom 6-12: An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators

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SAGE Publications, Jun 5, 2003 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
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This book is comprehensive reference to common health problems, chronic illnesses, and disabilities that classroom teachers, teaching assistnats, school administrators, and guidance counsellors encounter in middle schools and secondary schools. An A-Z guide identifies 150 health problems, including chronic diseases, sports injuries, eating disorders, allergies, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, depression, suicide, and many more. Each topic provides a description, primary groups affected, signs and symptoms, classroom guidelines, attendance guidelines, medications, communication topics for parents and caregivers, and authoritative resources for further information.

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Dolores M. Huffman, RN, PhD, has been a nursing educator for over thirty years. In her academic career she has taught classroom health issues for elementary teachers. In addition, she has been employed as a community health nurse. In that capacity, she has worked with families of school-age children living with disability and has previously served as a camp nurse for special needs children. Her interest covers the health needs of persons across the lifespan. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, where she may be reached by e-mail at huffman@calumet.purdue.edu

has been a nursing educator for over thirty years. In her academic career she has taught classroom health issues for elementary teachers. In addition, she has been employed as a community health nurse. In that capacity, she has worked with families of school-age children living with disability and has previously served as a camp nurse for special needs children. Her interest covers the health needs of persons across the lifespan. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, where she may be reached by e-mail at huffman@calumet.purdue.edu

Karen Lee Fontaine, R.N., M.S.N., is Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, where she has been teaching for 20 years. She is also a certified sex therapist and maintains a private practice coun­seling individuals and couples. Her publishing awards include the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2000) for Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing and the Annual Nursing Book Review Sigma Theta Tau (2000) for Mental Health Nursing (4th edition). Her distinguishing academic honors include the Luther Christman Excellence in Published Writing Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University (1997) and Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International (1994–1995). She has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy since 2000.

Bernadette K. Price, RN, MSN, CMM, is a nurse midwife in private practice. Previously, she had been Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet for 15 years. During her years in education she taught maternity and pediatrics courses as well as a course for elementary education students about health problems in the classroom. During her three decades in nursing, Bernadette has worked with infants, school-age children and adolescents in many different settings including staff nursing in maternity, clinic and office settings, home visits with new families, Healthy Start and Head Start programs and many community education programs. She can be reached by e-mail at bprice@comnetcom.net.

 

 

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