Community/Public Health Nursing Practice - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card): Health for Families and Populations / Edition 4

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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you’ll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse. Not only is this text your leading source for need-to-know information, it is the only community/public health book to devote a full chapter to screening and referral!

  • A unique chapter on screening and referral details the process of early detection of disease, a significant responsibility of community/public health nursing.
  • Coverage of the community as client includes each step of the nursing process as applied to the community.
  • Family coverage emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client.
  • A chapter on community assessment provides a complete assessment tool, with application to two different types of communities.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes, including the Midcourse Review, reinforce the primary prevention aspect of community/public health nursing.
  • A unique discussion describes the difference between geopolitical and social communities.
  • Student-friendly features include Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, Learning by Experience and Reflection, and Suggested Readings.
  • Practical application features include Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice.
  • The companion Evolve website includes critical thinking questions, scenarios, and exercises challenging you to apply concepts to clinical situations.
  • The new ANA Standards for Public Health Nursing are addressed in detail, helping you prepare for population-focused practice.
  • The Minnesota Wheel of public health nursing interventions, a widely accepted framework for practice, offers a model for improving population health.
  • Expanded information about managed care, health care reforms, and universal health care initiatives addresses the current issues in health care delivery.
  • New content about Medicare Part D addresses prescription drug coverage and how it affects health care financing for elderly people.
  • Recent national disasters and lessons learned from them are highlighted in a Disaster Management chapter.
  • New coverage of human exposure to environmental chemicals and the impact of global warming on health explain important risks to public health.
  • Expanded coverage of health literacy helps you provide needed patient education.
  • A Study Aids section in each chapter lists the resources available on the companion Evolve website.
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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: 9781455735754
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (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. International 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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