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Library - Spotlight on occupational health

Niamh Adams from the INMO library team outlines current literature resources on occupational health nursing

The Occupational Health Nurses (OHN) Section is holding its annual conference this month. With this in mind, the focus of this month’s article is occupational health resources, recent articles and reports that are available through the INMO’s educational website – www.nurse2nurse.ie (N2N).

To access the information below, please log on with your username and password and select ‘N2N Directory’ and then select ‘Occupational Health Nursing’. Alternatively, please contact the library directly.

Recent research

Workplace health promotion
Hassard J, et al. ‘Motivation for employers to carry out workplace health promotion: literature review’. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Luxembourg; 2012

Workplace wellness programmes
Osilla C, et al. ‘Systematic Review of the Impact of Worksite Wellness Programs’. American Journal of Managed Care. 2012; Feb 18 (2): e68-81

Yap TL, et al. ‘Tailored e-mails in the workplace: a focus group analysis’. AAOHN Journal. 2010; Oct 58 (10): 425-32

Hutchinson M, Vickers M, Jackson D, Wilkes L. ‘Workplace bullying in nursing: towards a more critical organisational perspective’. Nursing Inquiry. 2006; 13: 118–126. Please contact the library directly for access to this article.

Karvala K, et al. ‘Quality of life of patients with asthma related to damp and mouldy work environments’. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health 2013; 39(1): 96-105


Stress management
Health Service Executive. ‘Policy for preventing and managing critical incident stress management’. HSE; 2012

HSE. ‘Policy for prevention and management of stress in the workplace’. HSE; 2012

Shift work
Health and Safety Authority. ‘Guidance for employers and employees on night and shift work’. Dublin: HSA; 2012

Royal College of Nursing. ‘A shift in the right direction: RCN guidance on the occupational health and safety of shift work in the nursing workforce’. RCN: London; 2012

Primary care
‘Connecting Health and Labour: What role for occupational health in primary health care?’: Executive summary. WHO: Geneva; 2012

Relevant journals
To access the journals below, log on to nurse2nurse.ie and then select ‘N2N Journals’. The journals can be searched by title.

  • AAOHN Journal (2003 - 2010)
  • Occupational Health (2003 >>)
  • Work (1999 – delay 12 months)
  • Work & Stress (1999 – delay 12 months).

Keeping up-to-date with the INMO Library and Nurse2Nurse
There are a number of ways in which you can check for updated literature via www.nurse2nurse.ie (N2N).

  • Social media: follow us on Facebook (Nurse2Nurse/INMOLibrary) or Twitter (@ nurse2nurselib)
  • From the www.nurse2nurse.ie homepage you can subscribe to the N2N News RSS feed which is updated on a regular basis
  • Select the link ‘Irish Research’ where you will find journal articles published by Irish nurses and midwives
  • You can also choose to browse through the N2N Directory to view regular updates on a wide range of topics.

Here to help
Let us assist you with searching. The library’s literature searching service is available for a small fee of €6 and can be useful if you are having difficulty finding relevant articles or if you do not have enough time to complete a thorough search.

For further information on any of the services or for information on how to access www.nurse2nurse.ie, please contact the library staff. Tel: 01 6640614/25; email: library@inmo.ie

Library - Spotlight on occupational health
June 2013 Vol 21(5)
June 2013 Vol 21(5)
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