Community/Public Health Nursing Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Community/Public Health Nursing Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


Focusing on practical, need-to-know information, Community/Public Health Nursing Practice helps you learn how to apply the nursing process at the community and family level. It features an engaging, easy-to-understand writing style, as well as assessment tools, detailed case studies, and clinical examples that demonstrate how key concepts apply to real-world practice. Additional resources on the companion Evolve website expand and enhance content within the text.

  • A unique chapter on screening and referral details the process of early detection of disease, a significant responsibility of community/public health nursing.
  • Coverage of the community as client includes each step of the nursing process as applied to the community.
  • Family coverage emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client.
  • A chapter on community assessment provides a complete assessment tool, with application to two different types of communities.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes, including the Midcourse Review, reinforce the primary prevention aspect of community/public health nursing.
  • A unique discussion describes the difference between geopolitical and social communities.
  • Student-friendly features include Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, Learning by Experience and Reflection, and Suggested Readings.
  • Practical application features include Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice.
  • The companion Evolve website includes critical thinking questions, scenarios, and exercises challenging you to apply concepts to clinical situations.
  • The new ANA Standards for Public Health Nursing are addressed in detail, helping you prepare for population-focused practice.
  • The Minnesota Wheel of public health nursing interventions, a widely accepted framework for practice, offers a model for improving population health.
  • Expanded information about managed care, health care reforms, and universal health care initiatives addresses the current issues in health care delivery.
  • New content about Medicare Part D addresses prescription drug coverage and how it affects health care financing for elderly people.
  • Recent national disasters and lessons learned from them are highlighted in a Disaster Management chapter.
  • New coverage of human exposure to environmental chemicals and the impact of global warming on health explain important risks to public health.
  • Expanded coverage of health literacy helps you provide needed patient education.
  • A Study Aids section in each chapter lists the resources available on the companion Evolve website.
Unit 1: Role and Context of Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

1. Responsibilities for Care in Community/Public Health Nursing

2. Origins and Future of Community/Public Health Nursing

3. The United States Health Care System

4. Financing of Health Care: Context for Community/Public Health Nursing

5. International Health

6. Legal Context for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

Unit 2: Core Concepts for the Practice of Community/Public Health Nursing

7. Epidemiology: Unraveling the Mysteries of Disease and Health

8. Communicable Diseases

9. Environmental Health Risks: At Home, at Work, and in the Community

10. Relevance of Culture and Values for Community/Public Health Nursing

Unit 3: Family as Client

11. Home Visit: Opening the Doors for Family Health

12. A Family Perspective in Community/Public Health Nursing

13. Family Case Management

14. Multiproblem Families

Unit 4: Community as Client

15. Community Assessment

16. Community Diagnosis, Planning, and Intervention

17. Evaluation of Nursing Care with Communities

Unit 5: Tools for Practice

18. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in the Community

19. Screening and Referral

20. Health Teaching

Unit 6: Contemporary Problems in Community/Public Health Nursing

21. Vulnerable Populations

22. Disaster Management: Caring for Communities in an Emergency

23. Violence: A Social and Family Problem

24. Adolescent Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy

25. Substance Use Disorders

Unit 7: Support for Special Populations

26. Rehabilitation Clients in the Community

27. Children in the Community

28. Elderly Persons in the Community

Unit 8: Settings for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice

29. State and Local Health Departments

30. School Health

31. Home Health Care

32. Rural Health

33. Community Mental Health
Frances A. Maurer, MS, RN-BC, Community Health Educator and Consultant, Baltimore, Maryland and Claudia M. Smith, PhD, MPH, RN-BC, Community/Public Health Nursing Educator and Consultant, Bowie, Maryland
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