Public Health Nursing : Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-27
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Table of Contents

Perspectives in Health Care and Population-Centered Nursing
Population-Focused Practice: The Foundation of Specialization in Public Health Nursing
History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing
Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems and Healthcare Transformation
Perspectives in Global Health Care
Influences on Health Care Delivery and Population-Centered Nursing
Economics of Health Care Delivery
Application of Ethics in the Community
Cultural Diversity in the Community
Public Health Policy
Conceptual and Scientific Frameworks Applied to Population-Centered Nursing Practice
Population-Based Public Health Nursing Practice: The Intervention Wheel
Environmental Health
Genomics in Public Health Nursing NEW!
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Communicable and Infectious Disease Risks
Evidence-Based Practice
Using Health Education and Groups to Promote Health
Promoting Healthy Communities Using Multilevel Participatory Strategies
Issues and Approaches in Population-Centered Nursing
Community as Client: Assessment and Analysis
Population-Centered Nursing in Rural and Urban Environments
Promoting Health Through Healthy Communities and Cities
The Nursing Center: A Model for Nursing Practice in the Community
Case Management
Public Health Nursing and the Disaster Management Cycle
Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation
Program Management
Quality Management
Health Promotion with Target Populations Across the Life Span
Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment
Family Health Risks
Child and Adolescent Health
Major Health Issues and Chronic Disease Management of Adults Across the Life Span
Special Needs Populations
Vulnerability: Issues for the Twenty-First Century
Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview
Poverty and Homelessness
Migrant Health Issues
Teen Pregnancy
Mental Health Issues
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Problems
Violence and Human Abuse
Nurse Roles and Functions in the Community
The Advanced Practice Nurse in the Community
The Nurse Leader in the Community
The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice
The Nurse in the Schools
The Nurse in Occupational Health
The Nurse in Forensics NEW!
The Nurse in the Faith Community
Public Health Nursing at Local, State, and National Levels
Answers to Practice Application
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