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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Shiaw-Fen Ferng, Ph.D.(Indiana State University)
Description: This is an overview of the field of occupational and environmental health nursing practice, presented in summary format. The first edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a concise and comprehensive overview of the many dimensions of occupational and environmental health (OEH) nursing practice in the 21st century. This is a comprehensive book is needed by nursing practitioners in the OEH field. This book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: OEH nurse practitioners are the intended audience. The author is a credible authority in the field.
Features: The book thoroughly covers the scientific foundations of OEH nursing practice and methods to identify and prevent OEH problems via various strategies. Related regulations and OEH prevention and promotions programs are well updated. The list of acronyms, glossary, and websites are valuable references for OEH nursing practitioners. There are not enough examples for theories and principles presented in the book. The outline format might make it hard for faculty to adopt this book for an entry-level OEH nursing practice course.
Assessment: This is an excellent presentation of the field of occupational and environmental health nursing practice, a broad and dynamic field. The material covered in each section of this book would be able to stand alone as single book. The editor and authors have done a great job of summarizing the information for each topic and providing readers with detailed references from various sources. I believe that upon completion of this book, readers should be able to grasp the concept and practice of OEH nursing practice in 21st century.