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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780333731857
Publication Date June 1998
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

How safe are nurses while caring for others? What risks to their own health does the caring role impose?
This timely edition of the essential handbook on occupational health for nurses takes into account the changes in health service policy, in health and safety law and in employers' rights that have occurred over the last decade. It will be indispensable for NHS safety representatives and union stewards, indeed for all nurses, midwives and health visitors in practice, management or education.

ROSEMARY ROGERS BA, RGN, is and Experienced Nurse and Journalist, currently editor of Professional Nurse.

JANE SALVAGE BA, RGN, MSc, HonLLD is currently Editor in Chief of the Nursing Times. As well as extensive experience in Health Care Journalism, She has also worked for The King's Fund Centre and the World Health Organisation.

ROGER COWELL BA, RGN, is a Freelance Writer and Chairman of the RCN's Work Injured Nurses Group (WING).

Health Services: Bad for Your Health?
Health and Safety: The Legal Framework
Violence and Bullying
Toxic Substances and Agents
Infection and Infection Risks
Technological Hazards
Reproductive Hazards
Safe Practice: 'Manual Handling Time to Stop?'
Work Injury and Related Illness
Conclusions: The Healthy Nurse
Useful Organisations and Addresses
An A-Z List of Hazards.


The information is easy to follow and the layout means that each chapter can be dipped into as required...It provides a useful introduction to health and safety for those involved in the nursing profession.' - Gill Cotton Miosh, Journal of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
'The book intersperses facts with many interesting case histories and amusing cartoons, making it very readable...I can recommend this book, not only to health and safety representatives, but also to any nurse who wants to improve on her or his own working conditions.' - Community Practitioner
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