OHNs as private providers in agriculture (fwd)
gree0282 at umn.edu
Sun Dec 12 09:16:51 PST 1999
Ellen, Thanks for taking the time to respond. I will try to contact
At 04:57 PM 12/10/1999 -0600, you wrote:
>There have been agricultural occupational health nurses operating in North
Dakota for many years under a grant. They also have been operating
throughout the US in many states over the past years. As far as I know,
they have not been operating independently. The nurse who has been working
in the northeastern section of ND worked under the Grand Forks Public
Health Department, Grand Forks, ND. Her name is Lillian Thomson, Rt. 2,
Box 592, Cavalier, ND 58220, if you would like to contact her. Her grant
has now finished, so she is no longer working in that area. However, she
knows a lot about the program and could give you specifics. Living, as we
do, in an agricultural state, we all know the obvious need. She and the
four other nurses who worked under the grant in ND did very good work. I
wish they could continue.
>Hope this helps.
>University of North Dakota College of Nursing
>Grand Forks, ND 58202-9025
>>>> Laura Larsson <larsson at u.washington.edu> 12/09 11:25 AM >>>
>A question from a MPH/MS student who needs your advice.
>Health Services, University of Washington
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>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 11:04:43 -0600
>To: phnurses at u.washington.edu
>From: Calvin Greer <gree0282 at umn.edu>
>Subject: OHNs as private providers in agriculture
>Hello all! I am a nurse, working on my MPH/MS at the U of Minnesota. I
>> hope that you might be able to help me and/or could pass this note on to
>> a nurse in your department. I am working on a paper looking at whether
>> there is a niche for OHNs as private providers in agriculture. There is
>> not much in the literature on the subject, so I have been contacting
>> various people to get their opinions on a few questions.
>> Are OHNs working in ag/health & safety in the private sector, either
>> with a Occ/Health clinic, as a consultant to an insurance company, or
>> even as an independent consultant?
>> Would someone other than an OHN be more appropriate for such a role?
>> If a nurse wanted to try to enter such a market, what would he or she
>> need to do to be successful.
>> I would appreciate any ideas or insight you may have on this subject.
>> Let me know if you know anyone who might have a comment/thought.
>> Thank you Calvin Greer
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