Occupational Health Nursing and Pioneer Leaders from Past to Present

Topçu S. , Ardahan M.

International Journal of Caring Science, vol.12, no.3, pp.1931-1935, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Caring Science
  • Page Numbers: pp.1931-1935


Occupational health which covers medicine, nursing, toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health and ergonomics, is a multidisciplinary field of application. When evaluated in the historical process, occupational health nursing has progressed in parallel with the developments in occupational health. Occupational health nursing, which was called as industrial nursing in the early periods, was born from public health nursing and for this reason, it is a nursing specialization which is more based on protection. The aim of this review is to evaluate the beginning and development process of occupational health nursing together with the leaders who lead this process.