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OH Today is published every quarter as an e-newsletter and covers topical issues which keep members in touch with the Association.

The publication regularly features articles on Professional Development, current occupational health topics, latest legislation and publications. Editorials, viewpoints, letters and Association matters are also included.

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Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing - A Guide for Practitioners
Edited by Greta Thornbory

The AOHNP OH Nursing Text Book

The AOHNP have written a new text book for OH nurses. Edited by Greta Thornbory it has mostly been written by the AOHNP board members who are all experienced and practicing occupational health nurses. Publishers, Routledge, said they were enthusiastic about the project, particularly as there has not been a new occupational health nursing book for five years.  

The  title of the new book is ‘Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing: A Guide for Practitioners’ and the  date for publication is November 2013. The book was launched at the AOHNP AGM on Thursday, 21 November.

There is a gap in the market for a text book and practical guide for occupational health nursing. Other up-to-date text books cover particular areas of practice or other branches of public health nursing or community nursing. The aim of this new text book is to provide a sound basis for new entrants to the field; to act as a resources guide for those who are inexperienced in OH practice and to provide a practical handbook, rather than a theoretical tome.  

The book will consist of 10 chapters including ones on public health, leadership, health promotion, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, managing mental health, managing OH services, epidemiology, research and quality assurance and auditing. Woven through each chapter will be the ethical issues of nursing practice together with further reading and links to resources.  

Public Health Nursing: A Textbook for Health Visitors, School Nurses and Occupational Health Nurses  
Greta Thornbory (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8007-8   Published July 2009

Public Health Nursing
is an essential resource for all health visiting students, school nursing students, and occupational health nursing students, that reflects the current key changes in community public health nursing.  It is a key textbook for specialist practitioner programmes, and those new to the public health arena.

Written by relevant experts in the field, this practical textbook uniquely explores the three main specialties of Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting, School Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing.  A particular strength of the book is the way it shows the diversity of each discipline and how they each address Public Health in vastly different ways according to the needs of their relevant population.

This will be essential reading for all students on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes offered across the UK.
Key features:
Focuses on the specialist community public health nursing part of the NMC register
Multidisciplinary, with contributors from all three specialisms
Concerned with improving the health of the population, rather than treating the diseases of  individual patients
Focuses on practice and competencies