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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.
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