Home Care Nursing Practice, Concepts and Application, 4th Edition

Home Care Nursing Practice

4th Edition Concepts and Application

By Robyn Rice, PhD, RN, Clinical Manager, SSM Hospice, St. Louis, Missouri; Graduate Online Faculty, Department of Nursing, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona


Part I. Concepts of Home Care Nursing
1. Home Care Nursing Practice: Historical Perspectives and Philosophy of Care
2. Understanding Home Care: Applying Theory to Clinical Practice
3. The Role of the Home Care Nurse and Orientation Strategies
4. Caring for Families in the Home
5. Developing the Plan of Care and Documentation
6. Infection Control in the Home
7. Patient Education in the Home
8. Legal and Ethical Issues in Home Care
9. Case Management and Leadership Strategies in Home Care
10. Quality Patient Care

Part II. Clinical Application
11. The Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
12. The Patient with Chronic Heart Failure
13. The Ventilator-Dependent Patient
14. The Patient with Chronic Wounds
15. The Patient with Diabetes
16. The Patient with Bladder Dysfunction
17. The Patient with Neurological Dysfunction
18. The Patient with AIDS
19. The Patient with Cancer (new)

Part III. Special Clinical and Community Issues
20. The Patient Receiving Home Care Rehabilitation Services
21. The Patient Receiving Home Care Social Services (new)
22. The Patient Receiving Home Infusion Therapies
23. Maternal Child Nursing: Postpartum Home Care
24. The Mental Health Patient
25. The Elderly Patient
26. The Hospice and Palliative Care Patient
27. Managing Home Environmental Threats and Safety in the Community

Part IV. Future Trends
28. From Telehealth to Telecare: Implications for Clinical Practice
29. Complementary Therapies and Home Care Nursing Practice
30. Developing Nursing Strategies that Transcend Time, Distance, and Space (new)

Epilogue. Reconsidering Caring in the Home

Appendix. Laboratory Values