With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, community-oriented approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results.
Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels,to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care.
Focus on health promotion throughout the textemphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community.
Clinical Application scenarios offer realistic situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community.
Case Studies provide client scenarios within the community/public health setting to help you develop assessment and critical thinking skills.
What Would You Do? boxes present problem-solving challengesthat encourage both independent and collaborative thinking required in community settings.
How To boxes offer specific instructions on nursing interventions.
A new chapter on surveillance and outbreak investigation explores the importance of collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to maintain public health and resolve problems in communicable/infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and terroristic events.
A combined health education and group practice chapter discusses community- and population-level education within the context of families, groups, and communities.
Enhanced coverage of the Minnesota Intervention Wheel introduces you to this public health nursing model and further explains the wheel and its components.
Expanded coverage of forensic nursing highlights this growing nursing specialty area.
By Marcia Stanhope, RN, DSN, FAAN, The Good Samaritan Professor and Chair in Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Jeanette Lancaster, RN, PhD, FAAN, Visiting Professor, Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, University of Virginia; Formerly Dean and Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
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