Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing : Caring in Action

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A concise, innovative community health nursing book, Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action, 2E presents all major community and public health topics. This revised edition emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of the community and public health nurse, with special emphasis on international, multicultural, poverty, alternative healing modalities and other emerging themes. A new full-color design and many photographs and illustrations further help bring this edition to life.

NEW TO EDITION

The use of full color makes the identification of the pedagogical and special features easy, the illustration come alive, and provides the student with a visually appealing experience.

New chapter on Integrative Health Care Perspectives discusses the increasing use of integrative therapies, an overview of the thought traditions and perspectives of health care, nursing theory and the use of integrative therapies in community health nursing and its implications for practice.

New chapter on Quality Management explores the concept of quality, the historic development of quality in health care, the use of evaluative models in quality management, and the implications it has in community health nursing.

New chapter on Poverty explores the dimensions of poverty as well as how the community health nurse can make a significant impact on the health of the poor.

Nutrition content has been integrated throughout text instead of in one chapter to stress that nutrition difficulties are effected by many variables.

Fully updated to reflect Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives.

Free CD-ROM at the back of the book that contains Flashcard software that reviews concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

On-line companion allows instructors to access supplemental materials via the Web.

Expanded content on theories and models including the addition of Holographic Theory, ASTDN Public Health Nursing model, and Donebadian Model.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 832 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 45.72mm | 2,245.27g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0766834972
  • 9780766834972
  • 1,814,256

Table of contents

Unit I Nursing and Caring in the Community. 1 Caring in Community Health Nursing. 2 Historical Development of Community Health Nursing. Unit II Health Care: National and International Perspectives. 3 Health Status: National and International Health Perspectives. 4 Health Care Delivery in the United States. 5 Health Care Systems in the World. 6 Health Care Economics. Unit III Foundations of Community Health Nursing. 7 Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives. 8 Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives. 9 Environmental Perspectives. 10 Caring Communication and Client Teaching/Learning. 11 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Perspectives. 12 Interactive Health Care Perspectives. Unit IV Caring for the Community. 13 Population-Focused Practice. 14 Epidemiology. 15 Assessing the Community. 16 Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. 17 Quality Management. 18 Power, Politics and Public Policy. 19 The Varied Roles of Community Health Nursing. 20 Practice Settings in Community Health Nursing. Unit V Caring for Individuals and Families in the Community. 21 The Home Visit. 22 Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents. 23 Care of Young, Middle and Older Adults. 24 Frameworks for Assessing Families. 25 Family Functions and Processes. Unit VI Caring for Vulnerable Populations. 26 Communicable Diseases. 27 Chronic Illness. 28 Developmental Disorders. 29 Mental Health and Illness. 30 Family and Community Violence. 31 Substance Abuse. 32 Poverty. 33 Homelessness. 34 Rural Health.
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UNIT I NURSING AND CARING IN THE COMMUNITY. 1 Caring in Community Health Nursing. 2 Historical Development of Community Health Nursing. UNIT II HEALTH CARE: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. 3 Health Status: National and International Health Perspectives. 4 Health Care Delivery in the United States. 5 Health Care Systems in the World. 6 Health Care Economics. UNIT III FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING. 7 Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives. 8 Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives. 9 Environmental Perspectives. 10 Caring Communication and Client Teaching/Learning. 11 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Perspectives. 12 Interactive Health Care Perspectives. UNIT IV CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY. 13 Population-Focused Practice. 14 Epidemiology. 15 Assessing the Community. 16 Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. 17 Quality Management. 18 Power, Politics and Public Policy. 19 The Varied Roles of Community Health Nursing. 20 Practice Settings in Community Health Nursing. UNIT V CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY. 21 The Home Visit. 22 Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents. 23 Care of Young, Middle and Older Adults. 24 Frameworks for Assessing Families. 25 Family Functions and Processes. UNIT VI CARING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. 26 Communicable Diseases. 27 Chronic Illness. 28 Developmental Disorders. 29 Mental Health and Illness. 30 Family and Community Violence. 31 Substance Abuse. 32 Poverty. 33 Homelessness. 34 Rural Health.
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About Janice Hitchcock

Sue A. Thomas is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Nursing at the Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. Janice Hitchcock is a Professor and Associate Director for the Department of Nursing in Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA.
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