The Roles and Functions of Occupational Health Nurses in Brazil and in the United States

Maria Helena Palucci Marziale, Oi Saeng Hong, Judy A. Morris, Fernanda Ludmilla Rossi Rocha
2010 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
Cross-sectional exploratory research developed to outline the roles and functions of occupational health nurses (OHNs) in Brazil and compare them with those in the United States. The sample consisted of 154 Brazilian occupational health nurses. First, the instrument Job Analysis Survey of Occupational Health Nursing Practice was translated into Portuguese, followed by data collection and data analysis, comparing the results of the proposed study in Brazil with the findings of a job delineation
more » ... a job delineation study conducted in the United States. It was found that most were women, white, between 41 and 50 years of age and working primarily at hospitals or medical centers as clinicians and managers/administrators. Besides, it was found that most Brazilian OHNs spend more time in managerial roles, followed by consultant and educator responsibilities while, in the United States, OHNs spend significantly more time in education/advisory roles.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692010000200007 pmid:20549116 fatcat:vjivujepsvbdlj7diyedcwcm3q