Community/Public Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Community/Public Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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.

  • 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.
  • New Health Promotion and Risk Reduction chapter details the promotion of health and presents strategies that can identify risk factors for illness.
  • Faith Community Nursing chapter reflects current terminology from the ANAÕs Scope and Standards of Practice, and includes more coverage of the spiritual health of clients.
  • Health: A Community View chapter expands its discussion of the continual challenges and strategies associated with the delivery of health care.
  • Communicable Disease chapter includes new information about public health surveillance, outbreaks, and bioterrorism.
  • Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing chapter features new content on complementary and alternative therapies.

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


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