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Covering the nurse’s role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique ‘upstream’ preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy - especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nursing.
• UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur.
• UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations.
• UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations.
• UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles.
• Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing.
• Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.
• Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process.
• Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter.
• Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology.
• NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxespresent situations and considerations related to the care of veterans.
• UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform.
• UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives.
• UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).
Unit 1: Introduction to Community Health Nursing
1. Health: A Community View
2. Historical Factors: Community Health Nursing in Context
3. Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice
4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction NEW!
Unit 2: The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing
6. Community Assessment
7. Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
8. Community Health Education
9. Case Management
Unit 3: Factors that Influence the Health of the Community
10. The Health Care System
11. Economics of Health Care
12. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing
13. Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing
14. Environmental Health
15. Globalization and International Health
Unit 4: Aggregates in the Community
16. Child and Adolescent Health
17. Women's Health
18. Men's Health
19. Senior Health
20. Family Health
Unit 5: Vulnerable Populations
21. Populations Affected by Disabilities
22. Homeless Populations
23. Rural and Migrant Health
24. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
Unit 6: Population Health Problems
25. Communicable Disease
26. Substance Abuse
28. Natural and Man-made Disasters
Unit 7: Community Health Settings
29. School Health
30. Occupational Health
31. Forensic and Correctional Nursing
32. Faith Community Nursing
33. Home Health and Hospice
Posted February 9, 2009
Focused chapters. Great information, tables, and illustrations.<BR/>Well worth the money for the student or person interested in the role of Community nursing and health.
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