Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-10
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Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations, 4th Edition focuses on the issues and responsibilities of contemporary community/public health nursing. Its emphasis on working with populations combined with the unique upstream preventive approach prepares the reader to assume an active role in caring for the health of clients in community and public settings. Plus, the new full-color design highlights special features and enhances content. Features photo-novellas to engage students and demonstrate applications of important community health nursing concepts. Provides detailed case studies that emphasize community aspects of all steps of the nursing process to promote the community perspective in all health situations. Examines issues of social justice and discusses how to target inequalities in arenas such as education, jobs, and housing to prepare students to function in a community-focused health care system. Demonstrates the use of theoretical frameworks common to community and public health nursing showing how familiar and new theory bases can be used to solve problems and challenges in the community. Illustrates real-life situations with highlighted Clinical Examples depicting todays community/public health care. Discussion of Levels of Prevention presented within the Case Studies address specific applications for each level. Provides Learning Activities at the end of each chapter to challenge students to apply chapter material outside the classroom. Includes a disaster management and preparedness chapter to examine this important new area of concern and responsibility in community health. Offers content on forensic nursing to explore this new subspecialty in community health. Summarizes research study findings pertinent to chapter topics in Research Highlights boxes. Highlights specific ethical issues in Ethical Insights boxes. Presents Healthy People 2010 objectives in feature boxes in appropriate chapters. Provides a Media Resources section at the front of each chapter that details the numerous Evolve components available to students. Chapter outline added to the front of chapters makes locating information in the chapter easier.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Community Health Nursing
Health: A Community View
Historical Factors: Community Health Nursing
Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice
The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing
Community Assessment
Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Community Health Education
Case Management
Factors that Influence the Health of the Community
The Health Care System
Economics of Health Care
Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing
Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing
Environmental Health
Aggregates in the Community
Child and Adolescent Health
Womens Health
Mens Health
Senior Health
Family Health
Vulnerable Populations
Populations Affected by Disabilities
Homeless Populations
Rural and Migrant Health
Populations affected by Mental Illness
Population Health Problems
Communicable Disease
Substance Abuse
Natural and Man-made DisastersNEW!
Community Health Settings
School Health
Occupational Health
Forensic and Correctional Nursing
Parish Health
Home Health and Hospice
The Future of Community Health Nursing
Health in the Global Community
Community Health Nursing: Making a Difference
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