46 Development of occupational health nursing assessment tools for individual and group/organisation

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Abstract

Introduction

In order to provide high quality activities in occupational health (OH) nursing, it is essential to assess the worker and the group/organisation. However, these kind of tools have not been available until we developed the OH nursing assessment tools. Methods we have developed the assessment tools for both individual and group/organisation by the task force consisting of 17 OH nurses from 2000 through 2014. In the development of the tool for Individual, we based on the frame work of North American Nursing Diagnosis International (NANDA I), and for group/organisation we referred to the Community as Partner Model by Anderson and the Hanasaari Conceptual Model which was developed in the 1 st International Symposium on OH Nursing Education in Finland in 1988.

Results

The tool for Individual has been divided into 13 domains with a face sheet. By using the face sheet, we can capture work/life style history of individual effectively. The 13 domains consist of Health Promotion, Nutrition, Elimination, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-Perception, Role Relationships, Sexuality, Coping/Stress Tolerance, Life Principle, Safety/Protection, Comfort and Growth/Development. The tool for group/organisation has been comprised 8 core items (Company Outline, Organisation Outline, Constitution of the Worker, Human Resources/Labour Management/Education, Culture, Labour Condition, Health Status and Safety/Health), which directly related with the worker belonging to the group/organisation, and 5 sub-items (Administration, Economy, Environment, Social Resource and Traffic), which will be indirectly related with the worker.

Conclusion

These tools are useful to catch the information about workers and their surroundings including labour standpoint. As the result, currently many OH nurses in Japan utilise these tools in daily work that can help them to assess the worker holistically and to assess the group/organisation comprehensively and systematically.

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