Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing: A Guide for Practitioners

The new edition of this invaluable textbook, written by and on behalf of the AOHNP and edited by Greta Thornbory and Susanna Everton, was published on 27 October 2017, and is now available for purchase from Amazon by clicking on the following link Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing: A Guide for Practitioners. Please note that by using this link the Association will receive a small commission on your purchase.

Now thoroughly revised and updated, this book provides a practical guide for those in training for, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills.

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things.

Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.

About the editors:

Greta Thornbory is a former Professional Development Director of the AOHNP (UK) and  was an Occupational Health and Educational Consultant with nearly 40 years’ experience in OH practice and teaching plus she was Consulting and CPD Editor of Occupational Health until she retired completely in 2015.

Susanna Everton is an independent OH nurse and Chartered safety practitioner, currently working in clinical practice.  She is member of the AOHNP, having been Vice President, and is a member of the development board for the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing

ISBN numbers:
Hardback: 978-1-138-70302-5
Paperback: 978-1-138-70303-2
E-Book: 978-1-315-20340-9

 

See below for details and reviews of the original publication:

 

This textbook provides a practical guide for those training as, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of the people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills.

Written by Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) activists and on behalf of the AOHNP, this book is designed as a text for those undertaking Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses new to occupational health practice.

Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning outcomes, and chapter summaries.

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on:

  • Public Health, Leadership
  • Health Promotion and Protection
  • Health Surveillance 
  • Health Assessment
  • Case Management and Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health
  • Management of Occupational Health Services
  • Epidemiology and Research and Quality Assurance and Auditing

Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing is a book that all students on specialist nursing courses will want to buy. For those from any professional discipline wanting to know more about occupational health, or considering a career in occupational health, it is an attractive introduction to the specialism.“– Helen Kirk, Occupational Medicine, Vol 66, No 1

“This occupational health text will be welcomed by anyone involved in workplace health management. It will be of particular value to students registered on occupational health nursing programmes as the material incorporated within it mirrors the standards set by the NMC for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programmes.
Each chapter starts with the associated learning outcomes and includes particularly useful web-based references for further reading to consolidate learning. This is likely to become a core text for occupational health nursing and associated programmes.”
  Anne Harriss, Course Director of the Occupational Health Nursing and Workplace Health Management programmes, London South Bank University, UK

We welcome any relevant case studies and summaries.