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Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied.

Blakeslee, Terese L.; Eboh, Winifred O.; Monsen, Karen A.; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal


Terese L. Blakeslee

Winifred O. Eboh

Karen A. Monsen

Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme


This systematic literature review explores the role of school nurses n helping children being bullied in three countries, Norway, Scotland and the United States (US). Comparisons were made of the way school nurses were trained and employed to better understand how this reflects their roles and responsibilities within the context of bullying among school children. Different systems used to support children affected by bullying were explored and examples of good practice shared. The challenges faced by school nurses due to their limited numbers compared to pupils they support was a common phenomenon in all three countries. This in itself challenges school nurses to explore more creative ways of working to ensure that the needs of school children are being met. Recommendations were made on possible cross-cultural research that can explore existing best practice creating a community of learning. This systematic literature review could provide a starting point for futurecollaborations in this field.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 16, 2016
Journal British journal of school nursing
Print ISSN 1752-2803
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 5
Pages 246-250
Institution Citation BLAKESLEE, T.L., EBOH, W.O., MONSEN, K.A. and KVARME, L.G. 2016. Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British journal of school nursing [online], 11(5), pages 246-250. Available from:
Keywords School nurse; Bullying; Role and responsibilities; Antibullying interventions; Crosscultural comparison


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