Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice / Edition 2

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice / Edition 2

by Bonnie Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721685110

ISBN-13: 9780721685113

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The only textbook on this topic, this new, up-to-date second edition of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice provides a comprehensive framework for occupational and environmental health nursing practice. The text presents an overview of the specialty and explores the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are needed to develop and

Overview

The only textbook on this topic, this new, up-to-date second edition of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice provides a comprehensive framework for occupational and environmental health nursing practice. The text presents an overview of the specialty and explores the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are needed to develop and manage occupational health services and programs. Issues that affect the health and safety of individuals in the work force are discussed, with an emphasis on contemporary strategies for improving and protecting the health of workers. Specific topics related to roles in occupational health, occupational health care, research, legal and ethical parameters, and health promotion are also presented.

• Provides a conceptual and practical framework for assessing, planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating occupational health services and programs.
• Discusses factors affecting occupational and environmental health nursing practice related to individuals and groups in all worker populations.
• Addresses the scope of practice and competencies in occupational health nursing to provide a foundation for the essential skills necessary for practice in this specialty.
• Addresses all factors that influence occupational health from an interdisciplinary perspective, including coverage of toxicology, industrial hygiene, safety, and ergonomics.

• A new chapter on Environmental Health (Chapter 8) highlights a significant, new direction for occupational health.
• A new Case Management chapter (Chapter 12) emphasizes the developing role of the case manager in occupational health.
• Global efforts toward occupational health are discussed in a new chapter on International Occupational Health (Chapter 18), comparing and contrasting practices in different countries.
• A new chapter on Professionalism in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 19) focuses on opportunities for professional growth and entrepreneurial roles.
• New and updated information has been incorporated throughout, including the new U.S. Public Health Service clinical guidelines.
• The latest government laws and regulations that affect occupational health nursing, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, are discussed.
• Discussions of the Healthy People 2010 objectives related to occupational health present relevant information on this federal health promotion initiative.
• New AAOHN research priorities outline the continual research efforts to improve health within the workplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721685113
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Work and Health: Trends and Challenges
2. Historical Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
3. The Nature and Practice of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
4. Roles of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nurse
5. Epidemiology
6. Developing Occupational and Environmental Health Services and Programs: A Conceptual Model
7. Using Interdisciplinary Knowledge to Assess Work and the Work Environment
8. Environmental Health NEW!
9. Assessing the Organization
10. Workers as Clients: Health Assessment and Surveillance
11. Clinical Practice in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
12. Case Management NEW!
13. Health Promotion and Health Protection
14. Management Concepts, Principles, and Applications
15. Legal Responsibility in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice
16. Research in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
17. Ethical Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice
18. International Occupational Health NEW!
19. Professionalism in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Practice NEW!
20. Future Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

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