Study in EHP by McCurdy et al suggests ways to implement and improve the pediatric environmental health education and training of physicians and nurses

Study in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) by McCurdy et al (NEETF-CEHN) suggests ways to implement and improve the pediatric environmental health education and training of physicians and nurses McCurdy LE, Roberts J, Rogers B, Love R, Etzel R, Paulson J, Obot Witherspoon N, Dearry A. 2004. Incorporating Environmental Health into Pediatric Medical and Nursing Education. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112 (17): 1755-1760. The authors, using working groups with expertise in medical student education and nursing student education, including professional continuing education for both professions, reviewed the transition from undergraduate to professional to see where pediatric environmental health could be emphasized and to identify which organizations would be important to leverage the proposed curriculum and training changes. Overall, the initiative found these health providers should receive education and training in pediatric environmental health, given its multidisciplinary nature and the fact that both information and research in the field are constantly being developed, throughout their careers. The abstract and article are available to download in HTML or PDF at: //ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2004/7166/abstract.html

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