Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition
Covering the nurse’s role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique ‘upstream’ preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy – especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nursing.
- UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur.
- UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations.
- UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations.
- UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles.
- Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing.
- Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.
- Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process.
- Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter.
- Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology.
- NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxes present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans.
- UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform.
- UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives.
- UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).
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
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. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing 11. The Health Care System 12. Economics of Health Care 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 Health 33. Home Health and Hospice
Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, Carol Grotnes Belk Endowed Chair in Nursing and Professor; Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC and Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX