Nuclear Freeze and Disarmament: A Mandate for Community Health Nursing


Address correspondence to: Terry Lynn McCarty, M.P.H., College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536-0232. Telephone: (606) 257-9336.


Nuclear war is presented as the “ultimate epidemic,” and requires the involvement of community health nurses in preventing it. The health consequences of nuclear war as well as present costs to human health of the current arms race are enormous. Nursing actions and primary prevention are discussed.