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Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

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The “gold standard” text in community health nursing is now available in an updated, 7th edition! This respected text gives you a solid foundation in community and public health nursing concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities. Throughout, health promotion and disease prevention concepts are integrated into the multifaceted role of population-focused, community-oriented nursing practice. You’ll find timely coverage of topics such as nursing roles following terrorist attacks and during infectious disease outbreaks; parish nursing; nurse-managed centers; and important client populations such as clients with AIDS, pregnant teens, and the homeless. Student-friendly features provide an accessible and challenging learning experience, and new content throughout keeps you up to date with this fast-changing field.


Published: September 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09587-7


  • Part 1: Perspectives in Health Care and Population-Centered Nursing

    1. Population-Focused Practice: The Foundation of Specialization in Public Health Nursing

    2. History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing

    3. Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems and Healthcare Transformation

    4. Perspectives in Global Health Care

    Part 2: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Population-Centered Nursing

    5. Economics of Health Care Delivery

    6. Application of Ethics in the Community

    7. Cultural Diversity in the Community

    8. Public Health Policy

    Part 3: Conceptual and Scientific Frameworks Applied to Population-Centered Nursing Practice

    9. Population-Based Public Health Nursing Practice: The Intervention Wheel

    10. Environmental Health

    11. Genomics in Public Health Nursing NEW!

    12. Epidemiology

    13. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

    14. Communicable and Infectious Disease Risks

    15. Evidence-Based Practice

    16. Using Health Education and Groups to Promote Health

    17. Promoting Healthy Communities Using Multilevel Participatory Strategies

    Part 4: Issues and Approaches in Population-Centered Nursing

    18. Community as Client: Assessment and Analysis

    19. Population-Centered Nursing in Rural and Urban Environments

    20. Promoting Health Through Healthy Communities and Cities

    21. The Nursing Center: A Model for Nursing Practice in the Community

    22. Case Management

    23. Public Health Nursing and the Disaster Management Cycle

    24. Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

    25. Program Management

    26. Quality Management

    Part 5: Health Promotion with Target Populations Across the Life Span

    27. Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment

    28. Family Health Risks

    29. Child and Adolescent Health

    30. Major Health Issues and Chronic Disease Management of Adults Across the Life Span

    31. Special Needs Populations

    Part 6: Vulnerability: Issues for the Twenty-First Century

    32. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview

    33. Poverty and Homelessness

    34. Migrant Health Issues

    35. Teen Pregnancy

    36. Mental Health Issues

    37. Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Problems

    38. Violence and Human Abuse

    Part 7: Nurse Roles and Functions in the Community

    39. The Advanced Practice Nurse in the Community

    40. The Nurse Leader in the Community

    41. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice

    42. The Nurse in the Schools

    43. The Nurse in Occupational Health

    44. The Nurse in Forensics NEW!

    45. The Nurse in the Faith Community

    46. Public Health Nursing at Local, State, and National Levels


    Answers to Practice Application


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