This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 18: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention in Worksites
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention in Worksites
Occupational health nursing, with its goal to prevent worker illness and injury and to maintain worker health, is the smallest specialty in nursing. Not surprisingly, it also has the fewest nurse scientists. This does not mean, however, that the field has few needs for research. Over 122 million of the U.S. population are in the labor force (Bulletin of Labour Statistics, 1995). In addition to addressing the hazards to health and safety that exist in the workplace, ...