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Mary Jo Clark, PhD, RN, PHN has been practicing and teaching community health nursing for 40 years. After completing her BSN degree at the University of San Francisco, she received her introduction to global community health nursing as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Vita, India, a rural town with a population of about 3,000. Returning to the United States, Dr. Clark employed her cross-cultural expertise as a Public Health Nurses in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. In 1973, she became a pediatric nurse practitioner, and later began teaching community health nursing at East Tennessee State University. She completed a masters degree in community health nursing at Texas Women’s University and a PhD in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. Moving with her Army nurse husband to Augusta, Georgia, she taught graduate and undergraduate community health at the Medical College of Georgia. For the past 20 years, Dr. Clark has taught at baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. In addition to her full-time teaching and writing, Dr. Clark has maintained an active community health nursing practice. She is well known in the community health nursing field and has provided consultation and made presentations across the country and overseas. Her many and varied experiences in community health nursing in the United States and abroad form the core of the material presented in this book.
Table of Contents
|The Context for Community Health Nursing|
|Community Health Nursing as Advocacy|
|The Population Context|
|The Historical Context|
|The Theoretical Context|
|The Health System Context|
|The Global Health Context|
|The Political Context|
|The Economic Context|
|The Cultural Context|
|The Environmental Context|
|Approaches to Community Health Nursing|
|Care of Special Populations|
|Care of Families|
|Care of Communities|
|Meeting the Health Needs of Child and Adolescent Populations|
|Meeting the Health Needs of Women|
|Meeting the Health Needs of Men|
|Meeting the Health Needs of Older Clients|
|Meeting the Health Needs of Poor and Homeless Populations|
|Care of Populations in Specialized Settings|
|Care of Clients in the Home Setting|
|Care of Clients in Official and Voluntary Health Agencies|
|Care of Clients in the School Setting|
|Care of Clients in Work Settings|
|Care of Clients in Urban and Rural Settings|
|Care of Clients in Correctional Settings|
|Care of Clients in Disaster Settings|
|Population Health Issues|
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