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Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations

ISBN: 9781416028871 | 1416028870
Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 10/10/2006

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Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations, 4th Edition focuses on the issues and responsibilities of contemporary community/public health nursing. Its emphasis on working with populations combined with the unique upstream preventive approach prepares the reader to assume an active role in caring for the health of clients in community and public settings. Plus, the new full-color design highlights special features and enhances content. Features photo-novellas to engage students and demonstrate applications of important community health nursing concepts. Provides detailed case studies that emphasize community aspects of all steps of the nursing process to promote the community perspective in all health situations. Examines issues of social justice and discusses how to target inequalities in arenas such as education, jobs, and housing to prepare students to function in a community-focused health care system. Demonstrates the use of theoretical frameworks common to community and public health nursing showing how familiar and new theory bases can be used to solve problems and challenges in the community. Illustrates real-life situations with highlighted Clinical Examples depicting todays community/public health care. Discussion of Levels of Prevention presented within the Case Studies address specific applications for each level. Provides Learning Activities at the end of each chapter to challenge students to apply chapter material outside the classroom. Includes a disaster management and preparedness chapter to examine this important new area of concern and responsibility in community health. Offers content on forensic nursing to explore this new subspecialty in community health. Summarizes research study findings pertinent to chapter topics in Research Highlights boxes. Highlights specific ethical issues in Ethical Insights boxes. Presents Healthy People 2010 objectives in feature boxes in appropriate chapters. Provides a Media Resources section at the front of each chapter that details the numerous Evolve components available to students. Chapter outline added to the front of chapters makes locating information in the chapter easier.

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