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Home Care Nursing Practice

Concepts and Application

Known for its comprehensive, readable, consistent format, as well as its coverage of pediatric and geriatric patients, this practical text and reference presents principles for managing complex patient care in the home environment. It addresses the medical conditions most commonly seen by the home care nurse in the context of the theoretical foundations of home health nursing. Patient education - a vital element of home care - is incorporated throughout. This edition features new chapters on oncology home care, social services for a home care patient, and innovative holistic nursing strategies. It also highlights HIPAA regulations related to home care, new trends in the growing area of telehealth, and content about disaster planning as it relates to people in their homes.

Paperback, 608 Pages

Published: August 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03072-4


  • Part I. Concepts of Home Care Nursing
    1. Home Care Nursing Practice: Historical Perspectives and Philosophy of Care
    2. Understanding Home Care: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice
    3. The Role of the Home Care Nurse and Orientation Strategies
    4. Caring for Families in the Home
    5. Developing the Plan of Care and Documentation
    6. Infection Control in the Home
    7. Patient Education in the Home
    8. Legal and Ethical Issues in Home Care
    9. Case Management and Leadership Strategies in Home Care
    10. Quality Patient Care

    Part II. Clinical Application
    11. The Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    12. The Patient with Chronic Heart Failure
    13. The Ventilator-Dependent Patient
    14. The Patient with Chronic Wounds
    15. The Patient with Diabetes
    16. The Patient with Bladder Dysfunction
    17. The Patient with Neurological Dysfunction
    18. The Patient with AIDS
    19. The Patient with Cancer (new)

    Part III. Special Clinical and Community Issues
    20. The Patient Receiving Home Care Rehabilitation Services
    21. The Patient Receiving Home Care Social Services (new)
    22. The Patient Receiving Home Infusion Therapies
    23. Maternal Child Nursing: Postpartum Home Care
    24. The Mental Health Patient
    25. The Elderly Patient
    26. The Hospice and Palliative Care Patient
    27. Managing Home Environmental Threats and Safety in the Community

    Part IV. Future Trends
    28. From Telehealth to Telecare: Implications for Clinical Practice
    29. Complementary Therapies and Home Care Nursing Practice
    30. Developing Nursing Strategies that Transcend Time, Distance, and Space (new)

    Epilogue. Reconsidering Caring in the Home

    Appendix. Laboratory Values


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