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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Jacqueline Agnew, RN, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health)
Description: This is the report of the IOM Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice. The book presents findings on the relationship between nursing and environmental health as well as recommendations and suggested strategies for future action. It is the first book to treat this topic.
Purpose: The purposes are to (1) review the status of environmental health content in nursing practice, education, and research; (2) present essential competencies and curriculum content in environmental health; and (3) provide recommendations and strategies for developing nursing faculty expertise, disseminating and integrating environmental health content in practice, and identifying environmental health/nursing research issues.
Audience: This book is appropriate for a wide audience, including nursing educators and practitioners, nursing students (especially graduate students), government officials in health agencies at all levels, nursing and other health professional associations, and representatives of sources of nursing research funding.
Features: An executive summary provides an excellent overview and recapitulates the committee's recommendations and suggested strategies for their accomplishment. Several rich appendixes make this more than a report; it also an outstanding reference book. Particularly helpful inclusions are a list of environmental health resources and strategies and resources for nursing advocacy at the policy level.
Assessment: This book is comprehensive in its coverage of the issue of environmental health and nursing practice. The specific recommendations for action give this book potential to have a powerful impact on nursing practice, curricula, licensing, certification, and research priorities. It presents both consensus and controversies and is rich with examples. As the only work on this topic, it is forward-looking and provides a guide to useful resources. This book is appropriate for purchase by individuals, public health agencies, health libraries, and health bookstores.