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PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Environmental Assessment of the Home, Community, and Workplace

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  • Kathleen Carrigan Keleher CNM, MPH

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      Kathleen Carrigan Keleher, CNM, MPH, University of Vermont/Lintilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service, 1 S. Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401.
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    • Kathleen C. Keleher is Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Service Director at the University Associates in OB/GYN, Lintilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service. Ms. Keleher received her master's of public health and nurse-midwifery education from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1979. She has previously written on the topic of occupational health for primary care providers.


Kathleen Carrigan Keleher, CNM, MPH, University of Vermont/Lintilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service, 1 S. Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401.

ABSTRACT

This article presents the primary health care provider with an overview of basic environmental health issues, discusses symptoms related to environmental exposures, and provides a review of the steps involved in comprehensive environmental assessment. Guidelines for assessing women within the context of the home, community, and workplace are provided.

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