1521 Family nursing approaches in occupational health nursing: a literature review


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Abstract

IntroductionWorkers and work environment are changing as a result of demographic, economic, social and technological changes. Considering that the healthcare issue among workers are currently extending further beyond individuals and their families, it is necessary to examine the practice with family nursing approaches for workers in occupational health settings.The purpose of this literature review was to explore the practice with family nursing approaches in occupational health nursing.MethodsRelevant articles from PubMed and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature were identified using the key words ‘family,’ and ‘occupational health nursing,’ published from 2000 to 2016. 77 articles were reviewed. 6 met inclusion criteria and were included for final review.ResultSix research articles have been published from 2005 to 2013. Three papers were focused on mental health issues of workers while others focused on working mothers physical activities, immigrant workers, and personal safety.DiscussionSeveral family related practice in occupational health nursing have been identified, while it revealed that findings were limited due to a lack of studies. The review highlighted the need to specifically study the healthcare issues of workers related family.

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