Community-Based Nursing

An Introduction


  • Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Bridgette Pullis, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5771-0

Table of Contents

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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