Special Issue "Nursing and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2009)
Dr. Christine L. Savage, RN, Ph.D, CARN
Director, Public Health Nursing component of the Masters Program; Associate Professor, College of Nursing; Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center; PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038, USA
Phone: +1 513 558 5241
Fax: +1 513 558 2142
The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the role of nursing in the promotion and protection of the public’s health. The global public health infrastructure faces multiple challenges due to increased interdependence between countries both economically, social and in relation to health. Nurses have a huge potential to meet these challenges not only because they comprise the largest sector of the health professions, but also due to their rich history in public health. This special issue will present a blend of articles that include research articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions, articles with a focus on public health nursing and global health, health policy articles related to the role of nursing in public health and at least one historical article on past contributions of public health nursing. Example of specific topics include the historical contribution of nursing to the reduction in infectious disease mortality (e.g. the work of Lillian Wald), the development of board certified advanced public health nursing practice, as well as specific examples of the impact public health nursing interventions have on improvement of population health.
Christine L. Savage, Ph.D, RN, CARN
- Population health
- Community Health
- Health determinants
- Public health nursing
- Nursing history
- Global health