Youths’ Perceptions of Health Care Provider Roles in Addressing Bullying

Vessey, J.A. et al. Journal of Pediatric Health Care | Published online: 4 March 2017

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Introduction: Youth bullying is a critical public health problem, with those exposed to bullying at risk for development of serious sequelae lasting into adulthood. The purpose of this study was to explore youths’ perceptions regarding the role that advanced practice nurses and physicians play in addressing bullying.

Discussion: Youths recognized a narrow role for health care providers in addressing bullying, characterizing bullying as a school- or-community-related issue rather than one influencing health.

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