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Document ID (ISN)58816
CIS number 92-1586
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tan C.C.
Title Occupational health problems among nurses
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.17, No.4, p.221-230. 102 ref.
Abstract Nurses are an integral component of the health care delivery system. In discharging their duties, nurses encounter a variety of occupational health problems which may be categorised into biological, chemical, physical and psychosocial hazards. A review of some examples of each of these four types of hazards is presented. Particular attention has been devoted to hepatitis B, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, tuberculosis, cytotoxic drugs, anaesthetic agents, needlestick injury, back pain, and stress.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; psychology and sociology; biological hazards; nursing personnel; chemical hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) neuropsychic stress; tuberculosis; anaesthetics; cytostatic drugs; epidemiologic study; musculoskeletal diseases; immunodeficiency syndrome; backache; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards
Psychological factors