Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing addresses numerous research areas identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Program Portfolio including several National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) cross-industry sector programs as listed below.
Dr. Pat McGovern’s research investigates occupational and environmental health issues, in particular, issues addressing women’s well-being and work. Current projects include testing a wellness intervention for caregivers in the health care and social service industry, evaluating salon workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices related to chemical workplace exposures, and a case study of stress and resilience among farmers and farm workers exposed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Avian Flu). Past efforts have focused on women in the workplace and policies impacting breastfeeding practices, use of family leave and maternal postpartum health.
RECENT STUDENT DISSERTATIONS
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Graeve, C. (2016) Necessary Drugs, Unnecessary Consequences: An Intervention to Protect Healthcare Workers from Exposure to Chemotherapy. [Committee members: McGovern, P., (Advisor), Polovich, M., Nachreiner, N., Church, T. and Alexander, B.]
Gramling, J. Protecting the Protectors:Violence-related Injuries to Hospital Security Personnel and the Use of Conducted Electrical Weapons. [Committee members: McGovern, P., (Advisor), Church, T., Nachreiner, N. and Gaugler, J.]
SELECTED OEHN FACULTY, ALUMNI AND STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
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