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Community Health Nursing: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Community Health Nursing: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Patricia Carroll


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900766841399
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/12/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Registered nurse Patricia Carroll, RN, C, CEN, RRT, MS has been called "America's Nurse" and "Heloise on Health." Her warm, engaging style has been featured on television and radio, including CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, and dozens of local news programs nationwide. Her PBS special 'Hints for Health: A Nurse's Notebook' made its national debut in August of this year and she won a Golden Lamp Award from the Center for Nursing Advocacy in 2003 for providing one of the best media portrayals of nursing. She has extensive experience in ER nursing, critical care, home care and traditional in-patient hospital care of adults and children. She's board certified as a registered respiratory therapist and in general nursing, emergency nursing and nursing professional development. She is the editor of the website

Table of Contents

1. What is community health nursing (CHN)? 2. Focus of Community Health Nursing: Populations Rather Than Individuals. PART ONE: What Community Health Nurses Do. 3. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Functions of Community Health Nursing. 4. Roles of Nurses in Community Health Nursing. 5. Epidemiology: The Science Supporting Population-Focused Care. PART TWO: Activities Performed by Community Health Nurses. 6. Community Assessment. 7. Home Visits. 8. Assessing Families. PART THREE: Community Health Nursing, Specific Diseases and Populations with Special needs. 9. Assessment and Prevention of Communicable Diseases. 10. CHN and People with Chronic Illness. 11. CHN and People with Mental Illness. 12. CHN and Homeless People. 13. CHN and People with Addictions (Substance and/or Alcohol Abuse). PART FOUR: Working with Families. 14. Special Needs of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. 15. Nutritional Needs of Adults. 16. Family and Community Violence

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