Key Features

  • Case studies that detail “real-life” clinical examples introduce each chapter.
  • Learning Activities and Application to Practice exercises provide opportunities to apply learning and gain deeper understanding.
  • Community Application boxes detail specific examples of the relevance of content to community-based nurses.
  • Research Highlights, Health Teaching boxes, Healthy People 2010 boxes and other special features highlight key information for better understanding.
  • Student Learning Resources on the companion Evolve website include helpful web links, a glossary, and assessment tools.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Foundations of Community-Based Nursing Practice

1. Opportunities in Community-Based Nursing Practice

2. Roles and Interventions in Community-Based Nursing Practice

3. Client Education and Health Teaching NEW!

4. Case Management NEW!

Unit 2: Factors that Influence Health and Health Care

5. Overview of the Health Care Delivery System

6. Epidemiology

7. Environmental Health Issues

8. Cultural Influences on Health

9. Natural and Man-made Disasters NEW!

Unit 3: Settings for Community-Based Care

10. Nursing Care in Ambulatory Settings

11. Home Health Care Nursing

Unit 4: Community-Based Nursing Care Across the Life Span

12. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

13. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Adults

14. Issues in Women’s Health Care

15. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Elders

16. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention for Families

Unit 5: Nursing Care of Clients with Special Needs in Community Settings

17. Vulnerable Groups

18. Mental Health Issues

19. Communicable Disease: Prevention and Intervention



Assessment Tools


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About the authors

Melanie McEwen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Bridgette Pullis

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing