Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition
Give your students a complete guide to community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a unique, upstream preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. Covering the nurses’ role in promoting community health, it shows how students can take an active role in social action and health policy – emphasizing society’s responsibility to protect all human life and ensuring that diverse and vulnerable populations have their basic health needs met. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nurse.
- UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations.
- UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur.
- Case Studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples.
- UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles.
- Application of the nursing process at the individual, family, and aggregate levels highlights the community perspective in all health situations
- Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.
- Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community.
- Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives.
- Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing.
- 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! A Veterans Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of veterans.
- NEW! Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions.
- NEW! Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you’ve just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention.
Unit I: 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 II: 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 III: 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. Health in the Global Community
Unit IV: Aggregates in the Community 16. Child and Adolescent Health 17. Women’s Health 18. Men’s Health 19. Senior Health 20. Family Health
Unit V: Vulnerable Populations 21. Populations Affected by Disabilities 22. Veterans Health NEW! 23. Homeless Populations 24. Rural and Migrant Health 25. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
Unit VI: Population Health Problems 26. Communicable Disease 27. Substance Abuse 28. Violence 29. Natural and Man-Made Disasters
Unit VII: Community Health Settings 30. School Health 31. Occupational Health 32. Forensic and Correctional Nursing 33. Faith Community Nursing 34. Home Health and Hospice
Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Joint Appointment MPH Program
Division of Health Sciences
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho and Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Nursing