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Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice / Edition 2

Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice / Edition 2

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With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, community-oriented approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Separate chapters on the various roles and settings for community health nursing, including faith community nurse, home health nurse, school nurse, occupational health nurse, and governmental public health roles, provides a comprehensive perspective on these fields.
  • A detailed discussion of vulnerable populations presents theoretical, assessment, and intervention concepts to help you understand the unique issues of this group.
  • Coverage of specific vulnerable populations includes clients in rural settings, migrant workers, pregnant teens, the homeless, those with substance abuse problems, and clients with mental illness.
  • What Would You Do? activities strengthen your problem-solving skills and challenge you to apply chapter material outside the classroom.
  • Case studies illustrate how key textbook concepts can be applied to real-world community nursing situations.
  • Level of Prevention boxes identify specific interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention and emphasize the importance of a preventive approach in community-oriented nursing.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on recent research findings and how they can be applied to community nursing practice.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes discuss how national public health efforts impact community health practice.
  • Practice Applications present real-life community client situations followed by questions and answers.
  • A new chapter on surveillance and outbreak investigation explores the importance of collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to maintain public health and resolve problems in communicable/infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and terroristic events.
  • A combined health education and group practice chapter discusses community- and population-level education within the context of families, groups, and communities.
  • Enhanced coverage of the Minnesota Intervention Wheel introduces you to this public health nursing model and further explains the wheel and its components.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323032094
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/31/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 798
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marcia Stanhope, RN, DSN, FAAN

Jeanette Lancaster, RN, PhD, FAAN

Table of Contents

Part 1 Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing
MS 1. Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing
JL 2. The History of Public and Community Health and Nursing
JL 3. The Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems
Part 2 Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing
JL 4. Ethics in Community-Oriented Nursing Practice
JL 5. Cultural Influences in Nursing in Community Health
JL 6. Environmental Health
MS 7. Government, the Law, and Policy Activism
MS 8. Economic Influences
Part 3 Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community
JL 9. Epidemiologic Applications
MS 10. Evidence-Based Practice
JL 11. Using Health Education in the Community
Part 4 Issues and Approaches in Health Care Populations
MS 12. Community Assessment and Evaluation
MS 13. Case Management
JL 14. Disaster Management
MS 15. Program Management
MS 16. Managing Quality
JL 17. Working With Groups in the Community
Part 5 Issues and Approaches in Family and Individual Health Care
MS 18. Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment
MS 19. Family Health Risks
MS 20. Health Risks Across the Life Span
Part 6 Vulnerability: Predisposing Factors
JL 21. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview
JL 22. Rural Health and Migrant Health
JL 23. Homelessness, Poverty, Mental Illness, and Teen Pregnancy
JL 24. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Community
JL. 25. Violence and Human Abuse
JL 26. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
JL 27. HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Part 7 Nursing Practice in the Community: Roles and Functions
MS 28. Nursing Practice at the Local, State, and National Levels in Public Health
MS 29. The Parish Nurse
MS 30. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice
MS 31. The Nurse in the Schools
MS 32. The Nurse in Occupational Health

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