Ethical challenges for school nurses during COVID-19

Ellen M. McCabe, Beth E. Jameson

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School nurses balance ethical challenges with the moral responsibility to students and the public health of the school community during a global pandemic. This balance reveals the critical role of the school nurse. We encourage school nurses to harness lessons learned during this pandemic to make proactive changes and eliminate structures that did not support practice. School nurses must use their voices and demand change; school systems have a moral responsibility to all stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNurses and COVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationEthical Considerations in Pandemic Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030821135
ISBN (Print)9783030821128
StatePublished - Apr 25 2022


  • Children
  • COVID-19
  • Ethical challenges
  • Moral responsibility
  • Pandemic
  • School nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • General Medicine
  • General Arts and Humanities


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