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Now in its Seventh Edition, this comprehensive text introduces undergraduate nursing students to the stimulating world of nursing outside the acute care setting-whether at a public health department, community health agency, school, or other setting. The book takes an "aggregate" approach to Community Health (also called Public Health) by looking at the collective health of "aggregate populations" or, more simply, "groups." The aggregate approach challenges nurses to promote and protect the health of communities and populations, while still maintaining the care of the individual. The book focuses on public health concerns including health promotion and protection, provides strong nursing application coverage, and addresses timely issues such as disaster nursing, urban clients, and clients with disabilities/chronic illness. This edition retains popular features such as "Stop and Think" boxes, levels of prevention displays, and Using the Nursing Process and includes new features such as Evidence: The Bridge to Practice, Healthy People 2010, Student Voices, and appendices of communicable diseases.
Table of Contents
Unit I: Foundations of Community Health Nursing
Ch1: The Journey Begins: Introduction to Community Health Nursing Ch 2: History and Evolution of Community Health Nursing Ch 3: Setting the Stage for Community Health Nursing Ch 4: Evidence-Based Practice and Ethics in Community Health Nursing Ch 5 Transcultural Nursing in the Community
Unit II: Public Health Essentials for Community Health Nursing
Ch 6: Structure and Economics of Community Health Services Ch 7: Epidemiology in Community Health Care Ch 8: Communicable Disease Control Ch 9: Environmental Health and Safety
Unit III: Community Health Nursing Toolbox
Ch 10: Communication, Collaboration, and Contracting Ch 11: Health Promotion: Achieving Change Through Education Ch 12: Planning and Developing Community Programs and Services Ch 13: Policy Making and Community Health Advocacy
Unit IV: The Community as Client
Ch 14: Theoretical Basis of Community Health Nursing Ch 15: Community as Client: Applying the Nursing Process Ch 16: Global Health and International Community Health Nursing Ch 17: Being Prepared: Disasters and Terrorism
Unit V: The Family as Client
Ch 18: Theoretical Bases for Promoting Family Health Ch 19: Working with Families: Applying the Nursing Process Ch 20: Violence Affecting Families
Unit VI: Promoting and Protecting the Health of Aggregates with Developmental Needs
Ch 21: Maternal Child Health: Working With Perinatal, Infant, Toddler &: Preschool Clients Ch 22: School-Age Children and Adolescents Ch 23: Adult Women and Men Ch 24: Older Adults: Aging in Place
Unit VII: Promoting and Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Populations
Ch 25: Working with Vulnerable People (NEW) Ch 26: Clients with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses Ch 27: Behavioral Health in the Community (NEW) Ch 28: Working With the Homeless (NEW) Ch 29: Issues with Rural, Migrant, and Urban Health Care
Unit VIII: Settings for Community Health Nursing (NEW UNIT!)
Ch 30: Public Settings for Community Health Nursing (NEW) Ch 31: Private Settings for Community Health Nursing (NEW) Ch 32: Clients Receiving Home Health and Hospice Care (NEW)