Chemical contamination in the environment is affecting public health in increasing numbers of communities across the country.
Although historically and theoretically well within the realm of nursing, methods for assessing and diagnosing threats to community environmental health are not being included in community health nurses' training.
A community's environmental health is assessed by retrieving information from federal, state, and local sources.
Developing the diagnosis involves four steps: identifying a community aggregate at highest risk of exposure, determining the potential or actual health response, citing related host and environmental factors, and correlating any existing epidemiologic data that may substantiate the nursing diagnosis.
To illustrate these concepts, a systematic environmental health assessment was conducted for Douglas, Arizona.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Rôle professionnel, Santé et environnement, Diagnostic, Risque, Prévention, Plomb, Métal lourd, Exposition, Arizona, Pollution, Santé communautaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Occupational role, Health and environment, Diagnosis, Risk, Prevention, Lead, Heavy metal, Exposure, Arizona, Pollution, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0463286
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.