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Foundations of Nursing in the Community - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

Community-Oriented Practice

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice - from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, community-oriented approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.


Published: September 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09494-8


  • Part 1: Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing

    1. Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing

    2. The History of Public and Community Health and Nursing

    3. The U.S. Health and Public Health Care Systems

    Part 2: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing

    4. Ethics in Community-Oriented Nursing Practice

    5. Cultural Influences in Nursing

    6. Environmental Health

    7. Government, the Law, and Policy Activism

    8. Economic Influences

    Part 3: Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community

    9. Epidemiologic Applications

    10. Evidence-Based Practice

    11. Using Health Education and Group Process in the Community

    Part 4: Issues and Approaches in Health Care Populations

    12. Community Assessment and Evaluation

    13. Case Management

    14. Disaster Management

    15. Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

    16. Program Management

    17. Managing Quality

    Part 5: Issues and Approaches in Family and Individual Health Care

    18. Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment

    19. Family Health Risks

    20. Health Risks Across the Life Span

    Part 6: Vulnerability: Predisposing Factors

    21. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview

    22. Rural Health and Migrant Health

    23. Homelessness, Poverty, Mental Illness, and Teen Pregnancy

    24. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Community

    25. Violence and Human Abuse

    26. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

    27. HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Part 7: Nursing Practice in the Community: Roles and Functions

    28. Nursing Practice at the Local, State, and National Levels in Public Health

    29. The Faith Community Nurse

    30. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice

    31. The Nurse in the Schools

    32. The Nurse in Occupational Health


    Answers to Clinical Applications


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