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Considered by many as the standard for community health nursing, Community and Public Health Nursing continues to provide student and practicing nurses with a foundation of community and public health nursing concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities. The new edition of this popular text integrates health promotion and disease prevention concepts into the multifaceted role of population-focused, community-oriented nursing practice. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

• Unique! Emphasizes three significant community health initiatives with separate chapters on: 1) the Healthy Cities program, 2) nursing centers, and 3) an integrative model for community health promotion.
• Unique! Provides the Canadian perspective on community health issues and practices through special boxes written by Canadian community and public health nurses.
• Highlights important chapter concepts and terminology with consistent pedagogy of Learning Objectives, Key Terms, Chapter Outline, and Key Points.
• Promotes critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with Clinical Decision-Making Activities.
• Emphasizes clinical considerations for nursing practice in How To... boxes and Nursing Tips.
• Presents "real-life" community client scenarios with Practice Application questions and answers.
• Highlights recent research findings and their application to community and public health nursing practice in Evidence-Based Practice features.
• Expands chapter content through Did You Know? and What Do You Think? features.
• Offers a glossary with complete definitions of all key terms and other important concepts.
• Provides numerous appendixes with additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines.

Healthy People 2010 boxes contain objectives and data related to the practice of community and public health nursing using the most recent version of this federal government health promotion initiative.
• Expanded coverage of community and public health nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention help students understand applications to individuals, families, and communities.
Cutting Edge boxes highlight significant and controversial issues in community health.
• Increased coverage of terrorist, chemical, and biological attacks highlight the community and public health nurse's role in disaster management in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Additional Resources boxes provide specific links between chapter content and resources listed in the book's Appendix and on the Evolve web site.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is a comprehensive book dedicated to community and public health topics. This is the sixth edition; the fifth edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: Maria Salmon writes in the foreword, "The scope and depth of knowledge required by students and faculty alike demands educational resources that are authoritative, rigorous, timely, and interesting. Textbooks that meet this standard are rare and precious. Fortunately, this sixth edition of Community and Public Health Nursing not only meets but surpasses the standard." This is an excellent book; the purpose has been met.
Audience: This is a text that serves as both educational tool and on-going reference — timely and timeless. It works well in both undergraduate and graduate contexts and can be used in survey and specialty courses. "The size and cost of this book would not make it suitable for a survey or partial course, but it is terrific for a comprehensive community course. The authors are credible but of the 77 contributors, none appear to be a hands-on practitioner."
Features: The book is divided into seven sections covering all the expected issues and topics of community and public health nursing. New to this edition: evidence-based practice, Healthy People 2010 boxes, "the Cutting Edge" boxes with significant issues and new approaches, and "Additional Resources" boxes. Additional student learning resources include a Web site with case studies, test question, Web links and a glossary. Instructor resources include a manual, computerized test bank, image collection, and content resources. Additional faculty resources are available on "evolve" ( such as the instructor's community, PowerPoint slides and Web links.
Assessment: Like previous books by the same editors, this one is excellent. One of the strongest topics is epidemiology. The graphics are unique and interesting, and the explanations of levels of prevention, methods in epidemiology, and bioterrorism are complete and understandable. This latest edition is justified due to the fast and significant change in community and public health.
Joan C. Murphy
The editors provide this fifth edition of a text that has become a classic resource in community and public health nursing. The purpose is to provide guidance to those entering the field of community health nursing from a variety of experts. With this text the editors also entice informed practitioners to help shape the future of community healthcare through political involvement. This resource serves as a foundation for designing community and public health nursing. The content is written specifically for community health nursing students and community health nurses in practice. It would be valuable for libraries as a resource for community oriented and public health providers. The text includes 46 chapters divided into seven sections. Chapters begin with an outline, objectives, and key terms. In addition, features include Did You Know?, What Do You Think?, How To, Nursing Tips, Research Briefs, Canadian Perspectives, and Critical Thinking Activities. Full color has been added throughout the text. There are eleven diverse appendixes, an extensive glossary, and an index, all of which are a help to the learner. Several new aspects are added to this edition including chapters on Parish and Block Nursing and Public Health Nursing in the Local Health Department. New content and features are added throughout such as information on forensic nursing. The text reflects advances in technology via the CD-ROM and new web links. This is a valuable resource to continue shaping community health nursing.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323022408
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Perspectives on Health Care and Community-Oriented Nursing
1. Community-Oriented Population-Focused Practice: The Foundation of Specialization in Public Health Nursing
2. History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing
3. Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems and Health Care Transformation
4. Perspectives on International Health Care

Part II: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Community-Oriented Nursing
5. Economics of Health Care Delivery
6. Ethics in Community-Oriented Nursing Practice
7. Cultural Diversity and Community-Oriented Nursing Practice
8. Government, the Law, and Policy Activitism

Part III: Conceptual and Scientific Frameworks Applied to Community-Oriented Nursing Practice
9. Organizing Frameworks Applied to Community-Oriented Nursing
10. Environmental Health
11. Epidemiology
12. Evidence-Based Practice
13. Community Health Education: Theories, Models, and Principles
14. Integrating Multilevel Approaches to Promote Community Health

Part IV: Issues and Approaches in Community-Oriented Health Care
15. Community as Client: Assessment and Analysis
16. Community and Public Health Nursing in Rural and Urban Environments
17. Health Promotion through Healthy Communities and Cities
18. The Nursing Center: A Model of Community-Oriented Nursing Practice
19. Case Management
20. Disaster Management
21. Program Management
22. Quality Management
23. Group Approaches to Practice

Part V: Health Promotion with Target Populations across the Life Span
24. Family Development & Family Nursing Assessment
25. Family Health Risks
26. Child and Adolescent Health
27. Women’s Health
28. Men’s Health
29. Health of Older Adults
30. The Physically Compromised

Part VI: Vulnerability: Community-Oriented Nursing Issues for the 21st Century
31. Vulnerability & Vulnerable Populations: An Overview
32. Poverty and Homelessness
33. Migrant Health Issues
34. Teen Pregnancy
35. Mental Health Issues
36. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Community
37. Violence and Human Abuse
38. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
39. Communicable and Infectious Disease Risks

Part VII: Community-Oriented Nurses: Roles and Functions
40. Community-Oriented Nurse in Home Health & Hospice
41. The Advanced Practice Nurse in the Community
42. Community-Oriented Nurse Leader & Consultant
43. Community-Oriented Nurse in the Schools
44. Community-Oriented Nurse in Occupational Health
45. Community-Oriented Nurse as Parish Nurse
46. Public Health Nursing at the Local, State and National Levels

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