Community/Public Health Nursing Practice : Health for Families and Populations

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO
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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
International Health
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
Communicable Diseases
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
Multiproblem Families
Community as Client
Community Assessment
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
Health Teaching
Contemporary Problems in Community/Public Health Nursing
Vulnerable Populations
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
School Health
Home Health Care
Rural Health
Community Mental Health
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