America's nurses, an estimated 2 million strong, are often at the frontlines in confronting environmental health hazards. Yet most nurses have not received adequate training to manage these hazards.
Nursing, Health, and the Environment explores the effects that environmental hazards (including those in the workplace) have on the health of patients and communities and proposes specific strategies for preparing nurses to address them.
The committee documents the magnitude of environmental hazards and discusses the importance of the relationship between nursing, health, and the environment from three broad perspectives:
Table of Contents
|2 Overview of Environmental Health Hazards||23-38|
|3 Nursing Practice||39-68|
|4 Nursing Education and Professional Development||69-102|
|5 Nursing Research||103-120|
|Appendix A: Position Statement from the International Council of Nurses: The Nurse||131-133|
|Appendix B: Environmental Hazards for the Nurse as a Worker||134-141|
|Appendix C: Environmental Health Curricula||142-147|
|Appendix D: Environmental Health Resources: Agencies, Organizations, Services, General References, and Tables of Environmental Health Hazards||148-238|
|Appendix E: Focus Group Summary and List of Participants||239-252|
|Appendix F: Nursing Advocacy at the Policy Level: Strategies and Resources||253-262|
|Appendix G: Taking an Exposure History||263-270|
|Appendix H: Acknowledgments||271-272|
|Appendix I: Committee and Staff Biographies||273-278|
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