Explain how privacy laws can impact the school nurse in regard to patient safety
You are the parent of two teenagers and an active PTA member at their school. The principal approached you about an upcoming professional gathering for middle- and high-school nurses in your district. She asked you to make a short presentation on school health privacy and how it can affect nurse-student care within the teen population, where personal health issues and privacy concerns often collide.
Research and gather information about the issues facing school nurses in your state of licensure, as well as state and federal privacy laws that govern your school health privacy information. You will also need to learn about the legal limitations and responsibilities of the school nurse.
Create a 6–8-slide PowerPoint presentation that examines the privacy issues unique to nurses serving the high-school age population. Address the following:
• Describe the types of health and wellness issues that can affect adolescents in their high-school years. Be sure you think beyond the usual things and really research the types of issues that are affecting young people today.
• Explain how privacy laws can impact the school nurse in regard to patient safety and health outcomes for adolescents.
• Explain how privacy laws benefit the student, the school, and the school nurse.
• Recommend two specific evidence-based ethical strategies regarding health and wellness privacy communications in a school environment.