The role of nurses in travel medicine from the viewpoint of travellers' behaviour and activities at the destination

Bauer, Irmgard (2011) The role of nurses in travel medicine from the viewpoint of travellers' behaviour and activities at the destination. Journal of the Japanese Society of Travel and Health, 4 (1). pp. 40-43.

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Abstract

Travel Medicine is primarily concerned with vaccinations and prophylaxis. However, there are a number of health problems that are not triggered by infectious agents but by travellers' behaviour and actions during the journey and at the destination. Lacking pills against imprudent behaviour, it is the purpose of comprehensive travel health education to alert to potentially harmful situations and suggest appropriate risk-minimising health behaviour. Health promotion and education are major roles within the professional scope of nurses. This places nurses at the forefront of travel health education and makes them indispensable in clinical travel health practice. A version of the following discussion was presented at the 8th APTHC in Nara in October 2010.

Item ID: 22858
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1883-8065
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 22:40
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 20%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 90%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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