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Foundations of Nursing in the Community

Community-Oriented Practice

With concise, focused coverage of community health nursing, Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 4th Edition provides essential information for community practice - from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Paperback, 696 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10094-6


  • Part I: Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing
    1. Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing
    2. The History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing
    3. The U.S. Health and Public Health Care Systems
    Part II: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing
    4. Ethics in Community Health Nursing Practice
    5. Cultural Influences in Nursing in Community Health
    6. Environmental Health
    7. Government, the Law, and Policy Activism
    8. Economic Influences
    Part III:  Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community
    9. Epidemiological Applications
    10. Evidence-Based Practice
    11. Using Health Education and Groups in the Community
    Part IV: Issues and Approaches in Health Care of Populations
    12. Community Assessment and Evaluation
    13. Case Management
    14. Disaster Management
    15. Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation
    16. Program Management
    17. Managing Quality and Safety
    Part V: 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 VI: Vulnerability: Predisposing Factors
    21. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview
    22. Rural Health and Migrant Health
    23. Poverty, Homelessness,  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 Infection, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Part VII: 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
    APPENDIX A Guidelines for Practice
    APPENDIX B Assessment Tools
    APPENDIX C Essential Elements of Public Health Nursing
    APPENDIX D Hepatitis Information
    APPENDIX E Resource Tools available on the Evolve website


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