With concise, focused coverage of community health nursing, Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 4th Edition provides essential information for community practice - from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives.
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.
New to this Edition
NEW! QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community.
NEW! Feature box on Linking Content to Practicehighlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing.
NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade.
Part I: Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing 1. Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing 2. The History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing 3. The U.S. Health and Public Health Care Systems Part II: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing 4. Ethics in Community Health Nursing Practice 5. Cultural Influences in Nursing in Community Health 6. Environmental Health 7. Government, the Law, and Policy Activism 8. Economic Influences Part III: Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community 9. Epidemiological Applications 10. Evidence-Based Practice 11. Using Health Education and Groups in the Community Part IV: Issues and Approaches in Health Care of Populations 12. Community Assessment and Evaluation 13. Case Management 14. Disaster Management 15. Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation 16. Program Management 17. Managing Quality and Safety Part V: Issues and Approaches in Family and Individual Health Care 18. Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment 19. Family Health Risks 20. Health Risks Across the Life Span Part VI: Vulnerability: Predisposing Factors 21. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview 22. Rural Health and Migrant Health 23. Poverty, Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Teen Pregnancy 24. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Community 25. Violence and Human Abuse 26. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control 27. HIV Infection, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Part VII: Nursing Practice in the Community: Roles and Functions 28. Nursing Practice at the Local, State, and National Levels in Public Health 29. The Faith Community Nurse 30. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice 31. The Nurse in the Schools 32. The Nurse in Occupational Health Appendixes APPENDIX A?Guidelines for Practice APPENDIX B?Assessment Tools APPENDIX C?Essential Elements of Public Health Nursing APPENDIX D?Hepatitis Information APPENDIX E?Resource Tools available on the Evolve website Glossary
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