Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice / Edition 3

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With concise, focused coverage of community health nursing, Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 4th Edition provides essential information for community practice - from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives.

• Evidence-Based Practice
highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results.
Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care.
Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community.
Clinical Application scenarios offer realistic situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community.
Case Studies provide client scenarios within the community/public health setting to help you develop assessment and critical thinking skills.
What Would You Do? boxes present problem-solving challenges that encourage both independent and collaborative thinking required in community settings.
How To boxes offer specific instructions on nursing interventions.

• NEW! QSEN boxes
illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community.
NEW! Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing.
NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323066556
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 331,511
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (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

    Posted February 20, 2010

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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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