Foundations of Nursing in the Community : Community-Oriented Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-17
  • Publisher: Mosby
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Designed to provide concise, focused information on nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook covers everything a nurse practicing in this specialty needs to know from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, "community-oriented" approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Now in full color throughout, this edition provides new chapters on vulnerable populations and evidence-based practice, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as bioterrorism and homeland security. The various roles and settings for community health nursing are discussed, for a comprehensive perspective on this field. Clinical Applications present real-life community client situations with questions and answers. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on recent research findings and applications to community nursing practice. What Would You Do? activities sharpen problem-solving skills and challenge students to apply chapter material outside the classroom. Briefly Noted sections present topics for discussion, special clinical considerations, and facts of interest related to chapter content. How To boxes present specific, application-oriented information. Health promotion is emphasized throughout with discussions of how national public health efforts impact community health practice, and Healthy People 2010 objectives for various areas are highlighted in special boxes. Full-color design highlights important content and features, making information easier to understand. A new chapter on evidence-based practice emphasizes the need to develop best practices in clinical care based on current research. Two new chapters expand the book's coverage of vulnerable populations to offer coverage of clients in rural settings and migrant workers, as well as teen pregnancy, poverty and homelessness, and clients with mental illness. Increased coverage of bioterrorism and homeland security in the Disaster Management chapter addresses the need for more education about this growing societal concern. Level of Prevention boxes emphasize the importance of a preventive approach in community-oriented nursing. Case studies incorporated into the chapters present examples of real life situations. A list of Additional Resources at the end of every chapter includes cross-references to the Hale CD-ROM, the book's appendices, and the Evolve site, to make supplemental material easily accessible for students. Perforated cards are located in the front of the book that provide easy access to important information for the community setting.

Table of Contents

Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing MS
Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing JL
The History of Public and Community Health and Nursing JL
The Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems
Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing JL
Ethics in Community-Oriented Nursing Practice JL
Cultural Influences in Nursing in Community Health JL
Environmental Health MS
Government, the Law, and Policy Activism MS
Economic Influences
Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community JL
Epidemiologic Applications MS
Evidence-Based Practice JL
Using Health Education in the Community
Issues and Approaches in Health Care Populations MS
Community Assessment and Evaluation MS
Case Management JL
Disaster Management MS
Program Management MS
Managing Quality JL
Working With Groups in the Community
Issues and Approaches in Family and Individual Health Care MS
Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment MS
Family Health Risks MS
Health Risks Across the Life Span
Vulnerability: Predisposing Factors JL
Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview JL
Rural Health and Migrant Health JL
Homelessness, Poverty, Mental Illness, and Teen Pregnancy JL
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Community JL
Violence and Human Abuse JL
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control JL
HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Nursing Practice in the Community: Roles and Functions MS
Nursing Practice at the Local, State, and National Levels in Public Health MS
The Parish Nurse MS
The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice MS
The Nurse in the Schools MS
The Nurse in Occupational Health
Answers to Clinical Applications
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