Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: Health for Families and Populations / Edition 5

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Focusing on practical, need-to-know information, Community/Public Health Nursing Practice helps you learn how to apply the nursing process at the community and family level. It features an engaging, easy-to-understand writing style, as well as assessment tools, detailed case studies, and clinical examples that demonstrate how key concepts apply to real-world practice. Additional resources on the companion Evolve website expand and enhance content within the text.

Practical features including Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice illustrate real-world applications of key community/public health nursing concepts.
A complete unit on the community as client helps you understand how the assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation steps of the nursing process apply to the community, as opposed to an individual.
A chapter devoted to community assessment provides a complete assessment tool and shows you how the tool applies to two different types of communities.
UNIQUE! A chapter on screening and referral promotes population-focused practice, which is the crux of community/public health nursing.
A separate unit on the family emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client.
A complete discussion of the Minnesota Wheel helps you better understand this widely-accepted framework for community/public health nursing practice.
Helpful sections such as Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, and Learning by Experience and Reflection help you pinpoint essential information.

NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the text help you identify common health risk factors in populations and families.
NEW! Coverage of health care reform, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), explores how current health care legislation impacts community/public health nursing.
NEW! Discussions of community health "hot button" issues, such as human trafficking, genital circumcision, and bullying, introduce you to today's health care challenges.
NEW! Information on weather-related disaster fatalities, bioterrorism, and national and state planning responses familiarize you with current, relevant issues which affect the health of populations worldwide and shape the role of the community/public health nurse.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781455707621
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 67,978
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 4.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Role and Context of Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

1. Responsibilities for Care in Community/Public Health Nursing

2. Origins and Future of Community/Public Health Nursing

3. The United States Health Care System

4. Financing of Health Care: Context for Community/Public Health Nursing

5.Global Health

6. Legal Context for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

Unit 2: Core Concepts for the Practice of Community/Public Health Nursing

7. Epidemiology: Unraveling the Mysteries of Disease and Health

8. Communicable Diseases

9. Environmental Health Risks: At Home, at Work, and in the Community

10. Relevance of Culture and Values for Community/Public Health Nursing

Unit 3: Family as Client

11. Home Visit: Opening the Doors for Family Health

12. A Family Perspective in Community/Public Health Nursing

13. Family Case Management

14. Multiproblem Families

Unit 4: Community as Client

15. Community Assessment

16. Community Diagnosis, Planning, and Intervention

17. Evaluation of Nursing Care with Communities

Unit 5: Tools for Practice

18. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in the Community

19. Screening and Referral

20. Health Teaching

Unit 6: Contemporary Problems in Community/Public Health Nursing

21. Vulnerable Populations

22. Disaster Management: Caring for Communities in an Emergency

23. Violence: A Social and Family Problem

24. Adolescent Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy

25. Substance Use Disorders

Unit 7: Support for Special Populations

26. Rehabilitation Clients in the Community

27. Children in the Community

28. Elderly Persons in the Community

Unit 8: Settings for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

29. State and Local Health Departments

30. School Health

31. Home Health Care

32. Rural Health

33. Community Mental Health

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