Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research / Edition 3

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The new edition of this popular text has been revised and reorganized with your success in mind! Inside these pages you'll find new chapters easy-to-read bulleted chapter summaries, and a new, more colorful design.

Key Features

  • Completely revised chapters and updated content
  • New chapters: Families with Chronic Illness; Genomics, Family Nursing, and Families Across the Life Span; International Family Nursing; and Family and Health Demographics
  • Enhanced section on Web references and community resources
  • A comprehensive overview of family nursing that links family theory and research to clinical practice
  • Encompasses broad definitions of families, including nuclear, cohabitating individuals, single parents, blended, gay, as well as cultural differences
  • Clinical case studies that illustrate intervention including health promotion
  • Research boxes included in all chapters
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Margaret A Holder, PhD (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Description: This book provides extensive information on the current knowledge of family nursing theory, practice and research. Focus is placed on issues and conditions that manifest throughout an individual's lifespan providing a critical link between family theory and research to specific populations. It addresses family systems as a whole and provides comprehensive resource materials for nurses to deliver family centered nursing care. It also links family centered theory and research to actual practice and policy in a carefully laid out chapters spanning all generations and special and complex issues. This book is an update of two previous editions, the last one published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a foundation in the concepts of family healthcare nursing and to learn how these concepts and theories are practiced in the traditional specialties within the nursing profession, and to see how these concepts play out in theory, practice, research, education, and social policy arena of family nursing and what this may mean for families and nurses in the future. These are worthy objectives and they are thoroughly addressed.
Audience: The book is intended primarily as a textbook for nursing students and for practicing nurses who are learning family nursing. The extensive list of authors and contributors are well known and respected experts in their fields.
Features: The book is organized so it can be used from cover to cover as a textbook for a course in family nursing. It is a theory and research guided text that places special emphasis on family nursing as the umbrella for all nursing practice. The book is easy to follow and provides population-specific chapters that include health promotion, acute and chronic illness, end of life care, theory, practice, and research. Research boxes are included in all chapters. Great care has been taken to foster the application of theory and research to practice and policy. An online instructor's manual is available to faculty using the book as a text.
Assessment: This is an excellent comprehensive and current book. This updated edition also provides four new chapters to include the concepts of health demographics, genomics, chronic illness, and international nursing. All of this provides the reader and student with an excellent primer for family centered nursing care delivery.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803612020
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 571
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Family health care nursing : an introduction 3
Ch. 2 Family and health demographics 39
Ch. 3 Theoretical foundations for the nursing of families 69
Ch. 4 Research in families and family nursing 97
Ch. 5 Family structure, function, and process 119
Ch. 6 Families, nursing, and social policy 157
Ch. 7 Sociocultural influences on family health 197
Ch. 8 Family nursing assessment and intervention 215
Ch. 9 Family health promotion 243
Ch. 10 Family nursing with childbearing families 267
Ch. 11 Family child health nursing 291
Ch. 12 Family-focused medical-surgical nursing 323
Ch. 13 Family mental health nursing 347
Ch. 14 Gerontological family nursing 375
Ch. 15 Families and community/public health nursing 393
Ch. 16 Families with chronic illness 413
Ch. 17 Genomics, family nursing, and families across the life span 437
Ch. 18 International family nursing 457
Ch. 19 The futures of families, health, and family nursing 479
App Combined resource list for family nursing
App Family systems stressor-strength inventory (FS[superscript 3]I)
App The Friedman family assessment model (short form)
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