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RIVAS CILLEROS, Elena; LOPEZ ALONSO, José Carlos; FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Ángela  and  RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ, Patricia. Assessment by Functional Patterns in students with Special Educational Needs for health reasons. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.239-243.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.


explore the role of the school nurse in the care of the students with Special Educational Needs.


bibliographic search in the Pubmed, Cuiden and Google Academic databases related to chronic and/or rare diseases in the paediatric population and Gordon's Functional Patterns to subsequently establish the relationship between the two.

Main results:

42 publications were identified from which 22 were selected taking into account title, authors, year of publication, novelties provided, databases in which they are indexed, type of study carried out and methodology used.

Main conclusions:

a nursing assessment preferably for students with Special Educational Needs, taking into account different human responses, ensures the continuity of comprehensive care and maximizes the safety of the child in school times.

Keywords : School Nursing; Chronic disease; Rare disease; Nursing Process; Disability Evaluation.

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