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Creating a new community of support for students with food allergies.
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PMID:  23008870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Managing food allergies in schools is a necessary but complex task. Breakdowns in implementation of school policies have resulted in devastating consequences and can create a divided school community. School nurses play the central role in the food allergy education of staff parents and students. An educated school community can then be united in supporting children with food allergies. A thoughtful approach that takes these different members of the school community into consideration is essential to put a successful food allergy policy into action. This article outlines issues to consider when educating each specific group as well as discussing the challenges that can hamper school community-wide education and their potential solutions. The ultimate goal of food allergy management education is to create a community of support and to create a self-sustaining environment of understanding and awareness that may save time, decrease divisiveness, and even save a life.
Authors:
Michael Pistiner; John J Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NASN school nurse (Print)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1942-602X     ISO Abbreviation:  NASN Sch Nurse     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528330     Medline TA:  NASN Sch Nurse     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA, USA.
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