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Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing

A Guide for Practitioners, 2nd Edition

Edited by Greta Thornbory, Susanna Everton


250 pages

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This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, 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.

Table of Contents




Foreword by Professor Diana Kloss MBE



1. An Introduction to Occupational Health Nursing – Greta Thornbory & Susanna Everton

2. Public Health – Kate Kyne

3. Leadership – Christina Butterworth

4. Health promotion and Health Protection – Siân Hogg

5. Health Surveillance – Susanna Everton

6. Health assessment, case management and rehabilitation – Lorraine Anderson-Cole, Susanna Everton, Sarah Mogford , Diane Romano-Woodward and Greta Thornbory

7. Mental Health – Anna Harrington, Libby Morley & Glyn Morris

8. Management of OH services – Andy Phillips

9. Epidemiology and research – Diane Romano-Woodward

10. Quality assurance and auditing – Sarah Mogford & Lucy Kenyon

Appendix: Resources – Teresa Harrison & Jeremy Smith

About the Editors

Greta Thornbory is an occupational health care professional and a former consulting editor for Occupational Health.

Susanna Everton is an occupational health nurse adviser and chartered safety practitioner. She is currently in clinical practice and was formerly the Vice President of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / Home & Community Care
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine