Foundations of Nursing in the Community - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323100946, 9780323100960

Foundations of Nursing in the Community

4th Edition

Community-Oriented Practice

Authors: Marcia Stanhope Jeanette Lancaster
Print ISBN: 9780323100946
eBook ISBN: 9780323100960
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 14th October 2013
Page Count: 696


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.

Key Features

  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results.
  • Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care.
  • Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community.
  • Clinical Application scenarios offer realistic situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community.
  • Case Studies provide client scenarios within the community/public health setting to help you develop assessment and critical thinking skills.
  • What Would You Do? boxes present problem-solving challenges that encourage both independent and collaborative thinking required in community settings.
  • How To boxes offer specific instructions on nursing interventions.

Table of Contents

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,


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About the Author

Marcia Stanhope

Affiliations and Expertise

The Good Samaritan Professor and Chair in Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Jeanette Lancaster

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, University of Virginia; Formerly Dean and Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA