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



June 2003 | 480 pages | Corwin
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.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
I. Health Issues in the Classroom
 
1. Health, Illness, and Disability During Adolescence
 
2. Family and Community Issues
 
3. Stigma and Self-Esteem
 
II. Health Problems A-Z (150 topics)
 
III. Policies and Procedures
 
A. Handwashing
 
B. Bleeding
 
C. Care of Casts
 
D. Care of Tracheotomy
 
E. Tube Feedings
 
F. Medical Emergencies
 
G. Pets in the Classroom
 
H. Testicular Self-Exam
 
I. Skin Cancer Prevention
 
J. Immunizations
 
K. EpiPen
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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Preface

Health, Illness, and Disability During Adolescence


Dolores M. Huffman

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... More About Author

Karen Lee Fontaine

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 ... More About Author

Bernadette K. Price

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