The Environment and Health Environmental health enables nurses to understand the environmental factors that influence the health of individuals. Florence Nightingale established the theory of altering the environment to promote a healing environment for patients. Nightingale’s book ‘Notes on Nursing’ discussed the implications of the significance of creating a clean environment as well as the relationship between the environmental conditions and human health. The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has also introduced an initiative that supports nurses to participate in environmental health. The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the links between Nightingale’s theory and the Canadian Nurses Associations’ approach to...The end:
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