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April/May 2015 (vol. 11/6)
What does the future hold?
Occupational health nursing has changed over recent decades. OH nurse Janet Patterson considers its role in the modern workplace and what nurses can do to influence and shape their profession for the future..
THE role of the occupational health (OH) nurse has changed significantly in the near 140 years since Phillipa Flowerday was employed (in 1878) as the first ‘industrial nurse’ for the mustard producers J&J Colman of Norwich. Flowerday’s duties included treating…
Janet Patterson is director of occupational health nursing services at the occupational and physical health providers Black and Banton]
Author: Patterson J
Occupational Health at Work April/May 2015 (vol. 11/6) pp10-13