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A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you'll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse. Not only is this text your leading source for need-to-know information, it is the only community/public health book to devote a full chapter to screening and referral! A unique chapter on screening and referral details the process of early detection of disease, a significant responsibility of community/public health nursing. Coverage of the community as client includes each step of the nursing process as applied to the community. Family coverage emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client. A chapter on community assessment provides a complete assessment tool, with application to two different types of communities. Healthy People 2010 boxes, including the Midcourse Review, reinforce the primary prevention aspect of community/public health nursing. A unique discussion describes the difference between geopolitical and social communities. Student-friendly features include Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, Learning by Experience and Reflection, and Suggested Readings. Practical application features include Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice. The companion Evolve website includes critical thinking questions, scenarios, and exercises challenging you to apply concepts to clinical situations. The new ANA Standards for Public Health Nursing are addressed in detail, helping you prepare for population-focused practice. The Minnesota Wheel of public health nursing interventions, a widely accepted framework for practice, offers a model for improving population health. Expanded information about managed care, health care reforms, and universal health care initiatives addresses the current issues in health care delivery. New content about Medicare Part D addresses prescription drug coverage and how it affects health care financing for elderly people. Recent national disasters and lessons learned from them are highlighted in a Disaster Management chapter. New coverage of human exposure to environmental chemicals and the impact of global warming on health explain important risks to public health. Expanded coverage of health literacy helps you provide needed patient education. A Study Aids section in each chapter lists the resources available on the companion Evolve website.
Table of Contents
|Role and Context of Community/Public Health Nursing Practice|
|Responsibilities for Care in Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Origins and Future of Community/Public Health Nursing|
|The United States Health Care System|
|Financing of Health Care: Context for Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Legal Context for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice|
|Core Concepts for the Practice of Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Epidemiology: Unraveling the Mysteries of Disease and Health|
|Environmental Health Risks: At Home, at Work, and in the Community|
|Relevance of Culture and Values for Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Family as Client|
|Home Visit: Opening the Doors for Family Health|
|A Family Perspective in Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Family Case Management|
|Community as Client|
|Community Diagnosis, Planning, and Intervention|
|Evaluation of Nursing Care with Communities|
|Tools for Practice|
|Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in the Community|
|Screening and Referral|
|Contemporary Problems in Community/Public Health Nursing|
|Disaster Management: Caring for Communities in an Emergency|
|Violence: A Social and Family Problem|
|Adolescent Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy|
|Substance Use Disorders|
|Support for Special Populations|
|Rehabilitation Clients in the Community|
|Children in the Community|
|Elderly Persons in the Community|
|Settings for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice|
|State and Local Health Departments|
|Home Health Care|
|Community Mental Health|
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