Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice / Edition 1

Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice / Edition 1

by American Nurses Association
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558102469

ISBN-13: 9781558102460

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: Nursesbooks.org

Health care in the U.S. is in the throes of shifting its emphasis from an illness care system to one focused on health promotion and disease prevention. The convergence of multiple economic, political, and social factors including Healthy People 2020, the Obama Administration's National Prevention Strategy, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Overview

Health care in the U.S. is in the throes of shifting its emphasis from an illness care system to one focused on health promotion and disease prevention. The convergence of multiple economic, political, and social factors including Healthy People 2020, the Obama Administration's National Prevention Strategy, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provide a "road map" for improving the health of the public. Public health nurses should be in the forefront of health care to lead change in all sectors from public to private and local to global. This revised edition of Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice looks to the future of public health nursing and provides essential guidance in the form of standards and competencies for generalist and the advanced public health nurse. This is a must-have title for public health nursing practitioners, educators, students, researchers and others directly involved in public health. Employers, insurers, lawyers, regulators, policy makers and stakeholders will find value in referencing this publication.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558102460
Publisher:
Nursesbooks.org
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Series:
Nursing: Community Health
Edition description:
1
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors v

Scope of Public Health Nursing Practice 1

Public Health Nursing: Past, Present, and Future 1

Definition of Public Health Nursing 2

Public Health Nursing Practice: Focus on Population Health 3

The Art and Science of Public Health Nursing: A Synergy 4

Public Health Nursing Standards and Core Competencies 4

Essential Public Health Services 6

Principles of Public Health Nursing Practice 8

Core Functions of Public Health Nursing 10

A Synergy of Systems 11

Public Health Nursing Practice: Application and Context 13

Influences on Public Health Nursing Practice 17

Education and Preparation 22

Issues and Trends in Public Health Nursing 23

Summary of the Scope of Public Health Nursing Practice 26

Standards of Professional Public Health Nursing Practice 27

Significance of Standards 27

Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 28

Standard 1 Assessment 28

Standard 2 Population Diagnosis and Priorities 30

Standard 3 Outcomes Identification 31

Standard 4 Planning 32

Standard 5 Implementation 34

Standard 5A Coordination of Care 36

Standard 5B Health Teaching and Health Promotion 37

Standard 5C Consultation 39

Standard 5D Prescriptive Authority 40

Standard 5E Regulatory Activities 40

Standard 6 Evaluation 42

Standards of Professional Performance for Public Health Nursing 44

Standard 7 Ethics 44

Standard 8 Education 46

Standard 9 Evidence-Based Practice and Research 48

Standard 10 Quality of Practice 50

Standard 11 Communication 52

Standard 12 Leadership 54

Standard 13 Collaboration 56

Standard 14 Professional Practice Evaluation 58

Standard 15 Resource Utilization 60

Standard 16 Environmental Health 62

Standard 17 Advocacy 64

Glossary 65

References and Bibliography 69

Appendix A Crosswalk of the Tier 1 Core Competencies for Public Health Nursing and Public Health Nursing; Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Ed. 73

Appendix B Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2007) 81

Index 139

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