Public Health Nursing, 8th Edition
Population-Centered Health Care in the Community
Further your understanding of the multi-faceted role of the community health nurseTable of Contents
New to This Edition
The “gold standard” text in community health nursing is now available in an updated, 7th edition! This respected text gives you a solid foundation in community and public health nursing concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities. Throughout, health promotion and disease prevention concepts are integrated into the multifaceted role of population-focused, community-oriented nursing practice. You’ll find timely coverage of topics such as nursing roles following terrorist attacks and during infectious disease outbreaks; parish nursing; nurse-managed centers; and important client populations such as clients with AIDS, pregnant teens, and the homeless. Student-friendly features provide an accessible and challenging learning experience, and new content throughout keeps you up to date with this fast-changing field.
- Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing.
- Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health.
- Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community.
- Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.
- What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content.
- The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice.
- Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions.
- Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations.
- Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines.
- An entire chapter on the Minnesota Public Health Interventions Wheel explains the interventions in detail, providing a mechanism for applying this new and innovative model to practice.
- Community Assessment Applied, a FREE online resource that accompanies the text, offers tools and opportunities to practice community assessment.
- Chapter on surveillance describes monitoring health events through collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data, a key aspect of the protection of the public’s health.
- Expanded content on forensic nursing in the chapter on violence, giving you detailed knowledge on this new and growing nursing specialty.
- Revised international health chapter focuses on worldwide health issues so you develop a global health perspective.
- Health education and group practices chapter encourages you to focus on community/population-level education and emphasizes family, group, and community education.
- Healthy People 2010 boxes contain objectives and data from the most recent version of this federal government health promotion initiative, relating them to the practice of community and public health nursing.
- Timely new information on disaster management addresses this complex issue in light of its implications for today’s public health nurses.
By Marcia Stanhope, RN, DSN, FAAN, The Good Samaritan Professor and Chair in Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Jeanette Lancaster, RN, PhD, FAAN, Medical Center Professor, School of Nursing University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia