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Community-Based Nursing

An Introduction

Health promotion and illness prevention are the focus of this text designed to address the unique aspects of community-based nursing. Principles for community-based healthcare for the major population groups across the lifespan help you provide the best care for all of your clients. Common community settings, nursing roles, and interventions are explored. Be prepared for a wide range of situations with key topics such as environmental health, epidemiology, and communicable disease.

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5771-0


  • Unit 1: Foundations of Community-Based Nursing Practice

    1. Opportunities in Community-Based Nursing Practice

    2. Roles and Interventions in Community-Based Nursing Practice

    3. Client Education and Health Teaching NEW!

    4. Case Management NEW!

    Unit 2: Factors that Influence Health and Health Care

    5. Overview of the Health Care Delivery System

    6. Epidemiology

    7. Environmental Health Issues

    8. Cultural Influences on Health

    9. Natural and Man-made Disasters NEW!

    Unit 3: Settings for Community-Based Care

    10. Nursing Care in Ambulatory Settings

    11. Home Health Care Nursing

    Unit 4: Community-Based Nursing Care Across the Life Span

    12. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

    13. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Adults

    14. Issues in Women’s Health Care

    15. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Elders

    16. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Families

    Unit 5: Nursing Care of Clients with Special Needs in Community Settings

    17. Vulnerable Groups

    18. Mental Health Issues

    19. Communicable Disease: Prevention and Intervention



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