Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice / Edition 4

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Overview

With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, community-oriented approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Separate chapters on the various roles and settings for community health nursing, including faith community nurse, home health nurse, school nurse, occupational health nurse, and governmental public health roles, provides a comprehensive perspective on these fields.
  • A detailed discussion of vulnerable populations presents theoretical, assessment, and intervention concepts to help you understand the unique issues of this group.
  • Coverage of specific vulnerable populations includes clients in rural settings, migrant workers, pregnant teens, the homeless, those with substance abuse problems, and clients with mental illness.
  • What Would You Do? activities strengthen your problem-solving skills and challenge you to apply chapter material outside the classroom.
  • Case studies illustrate how key textbook concepts can be applied to real-world community nursing situations.
  • Level of Prevention boxes identify specific interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention and emphasize the importance of a preventive approach in community-oriented nursing.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on recent research findings and how they can be applied to community nursing practice.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes discuss how national public health efforts impact community health practice.
  • Practice Applications present real-life community client situations followed by questions and answers.
  • A new chapter on surveillance and outbreak investigation explores the importance of collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to maintain public health and resolve problems in communicable/infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and terroristic events.
  • A combined health education and group practice chapter discusses community- and population-level education within the context of families, groups, and communities.
  • Enhanced coverage of the Minnesota Intervention Wheel introduces you to this public health nursing model and further explains the wheel and its components.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323100946
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/4/2013
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 68,437
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Community-oriented nursing and community-based nursing 3
2 The history of public and community health and nursing 17
3 The public health and primary health care systems 37
4 Ethics in community-oriented nursing practice 57
5 Cultural influences in nursing in community health 73
6 Environmental health 93
7 Government, the law, and policy activism 115
8 Economic influences 133
9 Epidemiologic applications 155
10 Evidence-based practice 183
11 Using health education in the community 191
12 Community assessment and evaluation 215
13 Case management 237
14 Disaster management 255
15 Program management 273
16 Managing quality 285
17 Working with groups in the community 301
18 Family development and family nursing assessment 321
19 Family health risks 341
20 Health risks across the life span 363
21 Vulnerability and vulnerable populations : an overview 403
22 Rural health and migrant health 419
23 Homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and teen pregnancy 439
24 Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in the community 465
25 Violence and human abuse 485
26 Infectious disease prevention and control 507
27 HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases 535
28 Nursing practice at the local, state, and national levels in public health 561
29 The parish nurse 573
30 The nurse in home health and hospice 587
31 The nurse in the schools 611
32 The nurse in occupational health 631
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  • Anonymous

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    This book is a required reading for my undergraduate community nursing class. The text is very relevant to what is being taught. I particularly found the chapter introductions helpful and the tables and charts very helpful. I liked the fact that if I didn't have time to read every word of a chapter I could still look at the chapter review and get an idea about what important facts are in each chapter.

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