Community/Public Health Nursing Practice
Community/Public Health Nursing Practice,
Edition 5 Health for Families and Populations
By Frances A. Maurer, MS, RN-BC and Claudia M. Smith, PhD, MPH, RN-BC

Publication Date : 07 Nov 2012

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Description
A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you’ll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse. Not only is this text your leading source for need-to-know information, it is the only community/public health book to devote a full chapter to screening and referral!

Key Features

    • Practical features including Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice illustrate real-world applications of key community/public health nursing concepts.
    • A complete unit on the community as client helps you understand how the assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation steps of the nursing process apply to the community, as opposed to an individual. 
    • A chapter devoted to community assessment provides a complete assessment tool and shows you how the tool applies to two different types of communities.
    • UNIQUE! A chapter on screening and referral promotes population-focused practice, which is the crux of community/public health nursing.
    • A separate unit on the family emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client.
    • A complete discussion of the Minnesota Wheel helps you better understand this widely-accepted framework for community/public health nursing practice.
    • Helpful sections such as Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, and Learning by Experience and Reflection help you pinpoint essential information.

    New Features

    • NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the text help you identify common health risk factors in populations and families.
    • NEW! Coverage of health care reform, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), explores how current health care legislation impacts community/public health nursing.
    • NEW! Discussions of community health "hot button" issues, such as human trafficking, genital circumcision, and bullying, introduce you to today's health care challenges.
    • NEW! Information on weather-related disaster fatalities, bioterrorism, and national and state planning responses familiarize you with current, relevant issues which affect the health of populations worldwide and shape the role of the community/public health nurse.
    About the author
    By 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
    Table of Contents
    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. Global 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
    Book Reviews

    "This book is intended mainly for degree nursing students, but it is also useful to those returning to nursing practise...One of the book's strengths is the focus on the family, and the micro culture within it...I would reccommend this book as a useful reference to anyone who needs to consider the global perspective."

    Journal of Community Nursing, March 2010 

    Book details
    ISBN: 9781455707621
    Page Count: 870
    Illustrations: Approx. 370 illustrations (370 in full color)
    Retail Price: €71.99