Nursing Health and Environment

Nursing Health and Environment

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Nursing Health and Environment

There is a need for health practitioners and the public to understand environmental health hazards. Nurses, in particular, are among the health practitioners who are majorly a point of contact with the patients both in the rural and urban centers (John & SonsTaylor, 2015 pp.36). However, a majority of the nurses do not have proper training on environmental health. To address the environmental health hazards and deal with them, it is essential that the healthcare practitioners understand these hazards clearly and the relationship between health and environment (John & SonsTaylor, 2015 pp.36). Nurses were the majority of the healthcare providers can quickly reach out to people in the community and as an individual.

The environment plays a significant role in the health of individuals, and there is a growing concern on the effect the environmental hazards have on the health of people (Linares, Bellés & Domingo, 2015 pp.338). Cases of diseases caused by environmental risks are increasing. Environmental hazards include chemical, physiological, physical and biological factors. Some of these hazards were introduced since the 1950s and with the advancement in technology; people are trying improving them but at the same time exposing people to harm. The dangers are in homes and workplaces. With the changing trends in global warming, e.g., heat waves there is call for action to mitigate these hazards (Linares, Bellés & Domingo, 2015 pp.338). The nurses should include the environmental influences in their analysis, diagnosis, assessment, and planning. But they, however, lack the proper training and this project doesn’t aim at creating a specialty in nursing practice but instead advocate for an increase in the environmental health awareness to all nurses. The plan recommends ways of increasing this awareness, e.g., through training and education, revision of the nursing textbook and proposing resources that will be relevant in educating nurses in environmental health.

Students should try and understand the topic that they need to address, from the problem, the cost of mitigating the problem, have there been any efforts to address the issue and provide a relevant recommendation that can help discuss the topic. They should also assess the benefit that the project will yield in the end.


John Wiley & SonsTaylor, F. W. (2015). Fundamentals of scientific management. In Working in America (pp. 35-42). Routledge.

Linares, V., Bellés, M., & Domingo, J. L. (2015). Human exposure to PBDE and critical evaluation of health hazards. Archives of toxicology89(3), 335-356.