ISBN: 9781455742462
Page Count: 888
Imprint: Saunders
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Community/Public Health Nursing Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

by Frances A. Maurer, MS, RN-BC and Claudia M. Smith, PhD, MPH, RN-BC
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ISBN: 9781455742462
Page Count: 888
Imprint: Saunders
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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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