Community/Public Health Nursing  - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455736799

Community/Public Health Nursing

5th Edition

Promoting the Health of Populations

eBook ISBN: 9781455754915
eBook ISBN: 9781437708615
eBook ISBN: 9780323293884
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 7th September 2010

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Covering the nurse's role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition is known for its "upstream" preventive focus and social justice approach, photo novellas with clinical stories, and a concise, readable style. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy – especially in caring for diverse population groups. Expert authors Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen discuss today's issues and trends, and describe the key issues and responsibilities of contemporary community/public health nursing.

Key Features

  • An "upstream" focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community.
  • A "social justice" approach promotes health for everyone.
  • Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles.
  • Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents specific community components of the nursing process separately from individual and family.
  • Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.
  • Research Highlights boxes show the application of current research to chapter content.
  • Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns.
  • Healthy People 2020 boxes summarize objectives and their importance in community health.
  • Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines introduce important concepts and terminology at the beginning of every chapter.
  • Learning Activities at the end of each chapter ask you to apply concepts to the world outside the classroom.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Community Health Nursing
1. Health: A Community View
2. Historical Factors: Community Health Nursing in Context
3. Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice
4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction  NEW!
Unit 2: The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing
5. Epidemiology
6. Community Assessment
7. Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
8. Community Health Education
9. Case Management
Unit 3: Factors that Influence the Health of the Community
10. The Health Care System
11. Economics of Health Care
12. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing
13. Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing
14. Environmental Health
15. Globalization and International Health
Unit 4: Aggregates in the Community
16. Child and Adolescent Health
17. Women's Health
18. Men's Health
19. Senior Health
20. Family Health
Unit 5: Vulnerable Populations
21. Populations Affected by Disabilities
22. Homeless Populations
23. Rural and Migrant Health
24. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
Unit 6: Population Health Problems
25. Communicable Disease
26. Substance Abuse
27. Violence
28. Natural and Man-made Disasters
Unit 7: Community Health Settings
29. School Health
30. Occupational Health
31. Forensic and Correctional Nursing
32. Faith Community Nursing
33. Home Health and Hospice


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