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Mary Jo Stanley

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Stanley, Mary Jo and Deb Rojas."Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Students about Environmental Health."Journal of Nursing Education 53 (1): 48-51. 2014. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20131218-04

Mary Jo Stanley, Nursing

Article's Abstract

"Schools of nursing are challenged to find clinical placements in public health settings. Use of simulation can address situations unique to public health, with attention to specific concerns, such as environmental health. Environmental health is an integral part of public health nursing and is a standard of professional practice. Current simulations focus on acute care situations, offering limited scenarios with a public health perspective and excluding environmental health. This study's simulation scenario was created to enhance nursing students' understanding of public health concepts within an environmental health context. Outcomes from the simulation include the need for integration of environmental issues in public health teaching. Students stated that this scenario provided a broader understanding of the environmental influences that can affect the client's and family's health. This scenario fills a void in simulation content, while providing an interactive teaching and learning strategy to help students to apply knowledge to practice." -- from the journal

Posted: 04/10/2014