Preparing Student Nurses as Parent-based Adolescent Sexual Health Educators: Results of a Pilot Study

Authors: Santa Maria, D., Markham, C., Crandall, S. and Guilamo-Ramos, V.

Source: Public Health Nurs, 34: 130–137.(2017) doi:10.1111/phn.12262

Objectives: While health promotion and patient education are central to the scope of practice of professional nurses, they often feel ill-equipped to assume the role of sexual health educator and lack adequate knowledge and skills to effectively engage parents in adolescent sexual and reproductive health efforts.

Conclusions: Incorporating adolescent sexual health education into public health nursing clinical training can prepare nurses as parent-based adolescent sexual health educators, a core competency for nurses working with families in communities and across all health care delivery settings.

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