Reflective Report On Healthy People 2020

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Healthy People 2020 are objectives established nationally to improve the health of all Americans (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2010). The improvement on Adolescent health is a topic addressed by healthy people 2020 that is supported by the work of school nurses. The goal in addressing adolescent health would be to “improve the health development, health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2010).” School nurses contribute to the overall continuation of approving health in adolescents. Specific objectives apart of Healthy People 2020 that school nurse can address include increasing the number of adults in the children lives with who they can discuss serious issues, increasing the number of adolescents that consider school work to be important, and lastly decreasing absenteeism from school due to illness or injury (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2010).…show more content…
During my time at the clinic I have witnessed multiple health objectives supported by the nurse. For example, the school nurse is a confidant to many of the students that she sees regularly. The nurse acts as a counselor, therapist, and mainly parent to the students. They come to her for advice or attention to issues they don’t perceive themselves to be able to handle. During my time there, one student came into the clinic and talked to the nurse about family issues and another came in to take a pregnancy test, because she feared she was pregnant. The nurse listened to the students and began educating them about things out their control and making the right decision to practice safe
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