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Community and Public Health Nursing

ISBN: 9780323022408 | 0323022405
Edition: 6th
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Elsevier (Manual)
Pub. Date: 10/29/2003

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Considered by many as the standard for community health nursing, Community and Public Health Nursing continues to provide student and practicing nurses with a foundation of community and public health nursing concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities. The new edition of this popular text integrates health promotion and disease prevention concepts into the multifaceted role of population-focused, community-oriented nursing practice. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Unique! Emphasizes three significant community health initiatives with separate chapters on: 1) the Healthy Cities program, 2) nursing centers, and 3) an integrative model for community health promotion. Unique! Provides the Canadian perspective on community health issues and practices through special boxes written by Canadian community and public health nurses. Highlights important chapter concepts and terminology with consistent pedagogy of Learning Objectives, Key Terms, Chapter Outline, and Key Points. Promotes critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with Clinical Decision-Making Activities. Emphasizes clinical considerations for nursing practice in How To... boxes and Nursing Tips. Presents "real-life" community client scenarios with Practice Application questions and answers. Highlights recent research findings and their application to community and public health nursing practice in Evidence-Based Practice features. Expands chapter content through Did You Know? and What Do You Think? features. Offers a glossary with complete definitions of all key terms and other important concepts. Provides numerous appendixes with additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Healthy People 2010 boxes contain objectives and data related to the practice of community and public health nursing using the most recent version of this federal government health promotion initiative. Expanded coverage of community and public health nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention help students understand applications to individuals, families, and communities. Cutting Edge boxes highlight significant and controversial issues in community health. Increased coverage of terrorist, chemical, and biological attacks highlight the community and public health nurse's role in disaster management in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Additional Resources boxes provide specific links between chapter content and resources listed in the book's Appendix and on the Evolve web site.

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