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Title: The role of school nurses in delivering health services for children with special needs : a literature review
Authors: Lee, RLT 
Yip, KHrp06424 
Keywords: School children
Special needs
Role of school nurses
School health services
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Hong Kong Nurses Association
Source: Hong Kong nursing journal, 2014, v. 45, no. 1, p. 1-10 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong nursing journal 
Abstract: The prevalence rate of children with special needs is on the rise globally. Hong Kong is no exception. Little is known about the role of school nurses in delivering school health services, especially to children with special educational needs in Hong Kong school settings. Health planners and programme developers often lack knowledge about the role and value of school nurses in caring for children with special needs in ordinary and special schools. Thus, the aim of this paper is to review the literature and synthesize evidence related to the role of school nurses in delivering health services for children with special needs. This review finds that the scope and practice of school nurses working in ordinary and special schools have been clearly delineated both in the West and in nearby countries in the East. In contrast, the role of school nurses has not been well defined in Hong Kong. A position statement and a set of guidelines for
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68972
ISSN: 0073-3253
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