TABLE 1 Summary listing of all recommendations in this report

Nursing Practice

Recommendation 3.1: Environmental health should be reemphasized in the scope of responsibilities for nursing practice.

Recommendation 3.2: Resources to support environmental health content in nursing practice should be identified and made available.

Recommendation 3.3: Nurses should participate as members and leaders in interdisciplinary teams that address environmental health problems.

Recommendation 3.4: Communication should extend beyond counseling individual patients and families to facilitating the exchange of information on environmental hazards and community responses.

Recommendation 3.5: The concept of advocacy in nursing should be expanded to include advocacy on behalf of groups and communities, in addition to advocacy on behalf of individual patients and their families.

Recommendation 3.6: Conduct research regarding the ethical implications of occupational and environmental health hazards and incorporate findings into curricula and practice.

Nursing Education

Recommendation 4.1: Environmental health concepts should be incorporated into all levels of nursing education.

Recommendation 4.2: Environmental health content should be included in nursing licensure and certification examinations.

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