Asthma in School Children Reducing the Impact on Education
This chapter is written for clinicians and educators working in schools or medical care facilities who are concerned with children who have asthma. The chapter has several goals. The first is to identify problems faced by children with asthma in the schools and discuss ways to resolve them. The second is to focus on the problems that school staff and office-based clinicians face in managing children’ s asthma in school and outline what can be done to help them meet this challenge. The third, and perhaps most important, is to introduce a community perspective toward asthma, in which the school is viewed as part of a network of community organizations working together to identify children with asthma and provide them with appropriate care.
KeywordsPhysical Education Asthmatic Child School Staff School Nurse School Absence
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