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Authors

  1. Spurr, Shelley PhD, RN
  2. Bally, Jill PhD(c), RN
  3. Ogenchuk, Marcella PhD, RN
  4. Peternelj-Taylor, Cindy PhD(c), RN

Abstract

This article presents a proposed holistic Framework for Exploring Adolescent Wellness specific to the discipline of nursing. Conceptualized as a practical adolescent wellness assessment tool, the framework attends to the physical, spiritual, psychological and social dimensions of adolescent health. Through the discussion of a reconstructed case study the framework's application to nursing practice is illustrated. Nurses are distinctly positioned to promote adolescent wellness. This approach facilitates the exploration of the multiple influences on the health of adolescents, across a variety of clinical practice specialties and settings, by nurses of varying experiences.