Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: Health for Families and Populations / Edition 4

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With its practical approach to community/public health nursing, the third edition of this popular text creates a true-to-life learning experience in which you'll discover the roles and responsibilities of community/public health nurses. The book's strong emphasis on community assessment reinforces population-focused practice.
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"This book is intended mainly for degree nursing students, but it is also useful to those returning to nursing practise...One of the book's strengths is the focus on the family, and the micro culture within it...I would reccommend this book as a useful reference to anyone who needs to consider the global perspective."

Journal of Community Nursing, March 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416050049
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 1,408,182
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Responsibilities for care in community/public health nursing 2
2 Origins and future of community/public health nursing 28
3 The United States health care system 51
4 Financing of health care : context for community/public health nursing 81
5 International health 105
6 Legal context for community/public health nursing 123
7 Epidemiology : unraveling the mysteries of disease and health 150
8 Communicable diseases 175
9 Relevance of culture and values for community/public health nursing 219
10 Home visit : opening the doors for family health 248
11 A family perspective in community/public health nursing 272
12 Nursing process and families 290
13 Multiproblem families 321
14 Community assessment 340
15 Community diagnosis, planning, and intervention 376
16 Evaluation of nursing care with communities 399
17 Health promotion and risk reduction in the community 416
18 Screening and referral 436
19 Health teaching 454
20 Vulnerable populations 474
21 Nursing in a disaster 496
22 Violence : a social and family problem 517
23 Adolescent sexual activity and teenage pregnancy 545
24 Substance abuse and dependence 571
25 Environmental health risks : at home, at work, and in the community 596
26 Rehabilitation clients in the community 622
27 Children in the community 641
28 Elderly persons in the community 662
29 State and local health departments 686
30 School health 708
31 Home health care 731
32 Rural health 753
33 Community mental health 775
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