Caring For The Vulnerable: Perspectives In Nursing Theory, Practice, And Research / Edition 2

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Within an expanding field of study in both undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula, Caring for the Vulnerable explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities and populations, and addresses the implication of that vulnerability for nurses, nursing, and nursing care.

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN(University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: "The concept of vulnerability is explored through the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations as it pertains to nurses, nursing, and nursing care.
Purpose: "The ultimate goal of this book is to provide nurses with a theoretical, research-based framework to provide culturally competent care.
Audience: "According to the editor, the book was originally intended as a primary text for an undergraduate or graduate course on vulnerable populations. She also sees it as a supplemental text for undergraduate community health courses or for family nurse practitioner programs. Since most all of the research studies in the text are qualitative, she suggests that it also might be used as a supplement for a qualitative research course. Another suggested use would be a course in international nursing since the book includes works of nurses in many countries.
Features: "This book is divided into six units: concepts related to vulnerability; application of nursing theories; research with vulnerable populations; practice issues related to vulnerable populations; teaching/learning experiences for students and practitioners; policy implications. In Unit 2, nine nursing theories are presented with their application to vulnerable populations. Each is followed by a case study. Examples of diversity include papers about African-Americans, Finns, Aboriginals, Japanese, and Nicaraguans as well as rural Appalachian women, hospitalized older adults, women with infertility, and transgender health. The last unit provides ideas on ways nurses can get involved as advocates.
Assessment: "The editor and contributors have very impressive credentials. Mary de Chesnay is Professor and Endowed Chair, Vulnerable Populations, Seattle University College of Nursing. The contributors are from the United States as well as Turkey, Nicaragua, Australia, Finland, Taiwan, Israel, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, and Hong Kong. This is a comprehensive book that looks at vulnerability from many aspects. It is straightforward and easy to read. Chapters are short and include many references. It would be a valuable addition for the practitioner, educator, student, or researcher. "

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763751098
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/6/2007
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 582
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Vulnerable populations : vulnerable people 3
Ch. 2 The nature of social justice 13
Ch. 3 Social justice in nursing : a review of the literature 21
Ch. 4 Cultural competence, resilience, and advocacy 31
Ch. 5 Nursing theories applied to vulnerable populations : examples from Turkey 45
Ch. 6 Nursing theories applied in vulnerable populations : example from Sweden 61
Ch. 7 The ethical experience of caring for vulnerable population : the symphonological approach 71
Ch. 8 Leininger's culture care therapy : utility with vulnerable populations 81
Ch. 9 Care giving beliefs of parents of children with cancer : Taiwan 87
Ch. 10 Applying Leininger's culture care theory : the Oromo of Seattle 95
Ch. 11 Finding meaning in death : a nurse practitioner's role 103
Ch. 12 Giving voice to vulnerable persons : Rogerian theory 111
Ch. 13 Vulnerable populations research : a center for excellence 121
Ch. 14 Client discourse in the renal context : living on dialysis 135
Ch. 15 "Growin' out of it" : an explanation of childhood asthma by African American families 143
Ch. 16 Immigrant vulnerability : does capitalism in the United States matter? 153
Ch. 17 Child health in a barrio of Managua 161
Ch. 18 Medication practices of African American seniors 171
Ch. 19 Women with dissociative identity disorder : solution-focused nursing 181
Ch. 20 Interaction between caregivers and families expecting an impaired child : Finnish health care 189
Ch. 21 A phenomenological inquiry of hope in illness : gays and lesbians with HIV/AIDS 201
Ch. 22 Nontraditional vulnerable populations : the case of international students 211
Ch. 23 "Can't keep me down" : life histories of successful African Americans 221
Ch. 24 Cultural traits and nursing care particular to Japan 235
Ch. 25 Predisposition to non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus among immigrants from the former Soviet Union 245
Ch. 26 Making a difference : the "gift of sight" 255
Ch. 27 Evaluation of child sexual abuse prevention programs 261
Ch. 28 Healing ministries in health care 271
Ch. 29 Rural Appalachian women : a vulnerable population 277
Ch. 30 Pregnant women who use drugs : a disenfranchised group 283
Ch. 31 Hepatitis B and homeless adolescents : creating educational opportunities 289
Ch. 32 Aboriginal adolescents in Eastern Taiwan 295
Ch. 33 Vulnerability among hospitalized older adults 303
Ch. 34 Vulnerability of rural Nicaraguan men : a model of endurance 313
Ch. 35 Transgender health : improving access to better care 321
Ch. 36 Open the door : primary care for youth with autism spectrum disorder 329
Ch. 37 Vulnerability in women with infertility 337
Ch. 38 Teaching nurses about vulnerable populations 349
Ch. 39 Preparing nursing professionals for advocacy : service learning 357
Ch. 40 Neighborhoods and nurses : an integrated undergraduate curriculum 363
Ch. 41 Fieldwork on vulnerable populations 373
Ch. 42 Graduate studies approach to vulnerability 385
Ch. 43 Graduate fieldwork with vulnerable populations 395
Ch. 44 Literacy and vulnerability 407
Ch. 45 Medically disenfranchised : workers without health insurance 419
Ch. 46 Health care for some, but borne on the backs of the poor 431
Ch. 47 Public policy and vulnerable populations 441
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2009

    Caring for the Vulnerable

    This is an excellent book for understanding the vulnerability of patients in nursing care. The book addresses vulnerable populations and gives case studies to reinforce the perspective. I found this book to be interesting as well as informative.

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