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Community/Public Health Nursing

Promoting the Health of Populations

Covering the nurse's role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition is known for its "upstream" preventive focus and social justice approach, photo novellas with clinical stories, and a concise, readable style. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy - especially in caring for diverse population groups. Expert authors Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen discuss today's issues and trends, and describe the key issues and responsibilities of contemporary community/public health nursing.


Published: September 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3679-9


  • Unit 1: Introduction to Community Health Nursing
    1. Health: A Community View
    2. Historical Factors: Community Health Nursing in Context
    3. Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice
    4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction  NEW!
    Unit 2: The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing
    5. Epidemiology
    6. Community Assessment
    7. Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    8. Community Health Education
    9. Case Management
    Unit 3: Factors that Influence the Health of the Community
    10. The Health Care System
    11. Economics of Health Care
    12. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing
    13. Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing
    14. Environmental Health
    15. Globalization and International Health
    Unit 4: Aggregates in the Community
    16. Child and Adolescent Health
    17. Women's Health
    18. Men's Health
    19. Senior Health
    20. Family Health
    Unit 5: Vulnerable Populations
    21. Populations Affected by Disabilities
    22. Homeless Populations
    23. Rural and Migrant Health
    24. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
    Unit 6: Population Health Problems
    25. Communicable Disease
    26. Substance Abuse
    27. Violence
    28. Natural and Man-made Disasters
    Unit 7: Community Health Settings
    29. School Health
    30. Occupational Health
    31. Forensic and Correctional Nursing
    32. Faith Community Nursing
    33. Home Health and Hospice