Foundations of Nursing in the Community : Community-Oriented Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice - 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. Separate chapters on the various roles and settings for community health nursing, including faith community nurse, home health nurse, school nurse, occupational health nurse, and governmental public health roles, provides a comprehensive perspective on these fields.A detailed discussion of vulnerable populations presents theoretical, assessment, and intervention concepts to help you understand the unique issues of this group.Coverage of specific vulnerable populations includes clients in rural settings, migrant workers, pregnant teens, the homeless, those with substance abuse problems, and clients with mental illness.What Would You Do? activities strengthen your problem-solving skills and challenge you to apply chapter material outside the classroom.Case studies illustrate how key textbook concepts can be applied to real-world community nursing situations.Level of Prevention boxes identify specific interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention and emphasize the importance of a preventive approach in community-oriented nursing.Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on recent research findings and how they can be applied to community nursing practice.Healthy People 2010 boxes discuss how national public health efforts impact community health practice.Practice Applications present real-life community client situations followed by questions and answers.A new chapter on surveillance and outbreak investigation explores the importance of collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to maintain public health and resolve problems in communicable/infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and terroristic events.A combined health education and group practice chapter discusses community- and population-level education within the context of families, groups, and communities.Enhanced coverage of the Minnesota Intervention Wheel introduces you to this public health nursing model and further explains the wheel and its components.Expanded coverage of forensic nursing highlights this growing nursing specialty area.

Table of Contents

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