Examining the issues faced by U.S. health care organizations—and the policies to address them.
This article examines the issues in disaster and public health preparedness facing U.S. health care institutions, and explores the nursing implications of proposed federal emergency preparedness policies.
Tener Goodwin Veenema is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Sarah Lynn-Andrews Losinski is a research assistant in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Lisa M. Hilmi is a predoctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Contact author: Tener Goodwin Veenema, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.