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The Family and Medical Leave Act: implications for occupational and environmental health nursing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19552339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families. Balancing work and family responsibilities will affect most workers as they experience their own serious illness or care for a child or a parent. The FMLA continues to present challenges regarding medical certifications, recordkeeping, intermittent leave management, and lack of understanding by employees and employers about rights and responsibilities under the law. This article discusses the rights and responsibilities of both parties. It also discusses how the occupational and environmental health nurse can bridge the gap between meeting the needs of the employee and those of the employer by serving as educator, advocate, and liaison/collaborator, leading to measurable cost savings for the employer and immeasurable benefits for the employee.
Bonnie Rogers; Joanne V Franke; JoAnn Jeras; Joy T Gravitte; Susan A Randolph; Judith S Ostendorf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0891-0162     ISO Abbreviation:  AAOHN J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-25     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608669     Medline TA:  AAOHN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-50; quiz 251-2     Citation Subset:  N    
NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior
Cost Savings
Eligibility Determination
Employment / organization & administration*
Family Leave / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Health Services Needs and Demand
Nurse's Role*
Occupational Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
Occupational Health Nursing / organization & administration*
Patient Advocacy
Patient Education as Topic
United States

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