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Foundations of Nursing in the Community, 4th Edition

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Foundations of Nursing in the Community, 4th Edition

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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.

    • 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.
      • NEW! QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community.
      • NEW! Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing.
      • NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade.
      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, and National Levels in Public Health
      29. The Faith Community Nurse
      30. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice
      31. The Nurse in the Schools
      32. The Nurse in Occupational Health
      Appendixes
      APPENDIX A Guidelines for Practice
      APPENDIX B Assessment Tools
      APPENDIX C Essential Elements of Public Health Nursing
      APPENDIX D Hepatitis Information
      APPENDIX E Resource Tools available on the Evolve website
      Glossary
      Marcia Stanhope, RN, DSN, FAAN, The Good Samaritan Professor and Chair in Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Jeanette Lancaster, RN, PhD, FAAN, 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

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