The involvement of school nurses in the delivery of sexual healthcare: experiences and training

Thurston, Chris and Walker, Susan H. (2011) The involvement of school nurses in the delivery of sexual healthcare: experiences and training. British Journal of School Nursing. ISSN 1752-2803

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Abstract

This paper reports a study of the involvement of school nurses, in one primary care trust (PCT) in England, in sex and relationships education and service provision. It explores the training they have received and their preferences for the format and content of future training. Seventeen of the nineteen nurses surveyed had direct involvement in the delivery of sexual healthcare or sex and relationship education to young people. Almost no education in sexual issues was reported in pre-registration training. Most had received post registration education or training in sexual health. School nurses favoured short workshops over longer credit bearing educational courses. Time constraints were identified as an obstacle to training. Social, ethical, legal and religious issues, gender inequality and sexual assault were areas in which a need for more training was identified

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Thurston, C. and Walker, S.H., 2011. The involvement of school nurses in the delivery of sexual healthcare: experiences and training. British Journal of School Nursing, 6(6), pp.289-293..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/142891

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