This Revised Reprint of our 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing, Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, has been updated with a new Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix that features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. As with the previous version, this text provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, this text also incorporates real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more.
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 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 Edgehighlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice.
Practice Applicationprovides 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.
New to this Edition
NEW! Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix
features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice.
NEW! Linking Content to Practiceboxes provide real-life applications for chapter content.
NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade.
NEW! Forensic Nursing in the Community chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters.
NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursingchapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH CARE AND POPULATION-CENTERED NURSING 1. Population-Focused Practice: The Foundation of Specialization in Public Health Nursing 2. History of Public Health and Public and Community Health Nursing 3. Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems and Healthcare Transformation 4. Perspectives in Global Health Care PART TWO: INFLUENCES ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND POPULATION-CENTERED NURSING 5. Economics of Health Care Delivery 6. Application of Ethics in the Community 7. Cultural Diversity in the Community 8. Public Health Policy PART THREE: CONCEPTUAL AND SCIENTIFIC FRAMEWORKS APPLIED TO POPULATION-CENTERED NURSING PRACTICE 9. Population-Based Public Health Nursing Practice: The Intervention Wheel 10. Environmental Health 11. Genomics in Public Health Nursing NEW! 12. Epidemiology 13. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control 14. Communicable and Infectious Disease Risks 15. Evidence-Based Practice 16. Using Health Education and Groups to Promote Health 17. Promoting Healthy Communities Using Multilevel Participatory Strategies PART FOUR: ISSUES AND APPROACHES IN POPULATION-CENTERED NURSING 18. Community as Client: Assessment and Analysis 19. Population-Centered Nursing in Rural and Urban Environments 20. Promoting Health Through Healthy Communities and Cities 21. The Nursing Center: A Model for Nursing Practice in the Community 22. Case Management 23. Public Health Nursing and the Disaster Management Cycle 24. Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation 25. Program Management 26. Quality Management PART FIVE: HEALTH PROMOTION WITH TARGET POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN 27. Family Development and Family Nursing Assessment 28. Family Health Risks 29. Child and Adolescent Health 30. Major Health Issues and Chronic Disease Management of Adults Across the Life Span 31. Special Needs Populations PART SIX: VULNERABILITY: ISSUES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 32. Vulnerability and Vulnerable Populations: An Overview 33. Poverty and Homelessness 34. Migrant Health Issues 35. Teen Pregnancy 36. Mental Health Issues 37. Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Problems 38. Violence and Human Abuse PART SEVEN: NURSE ROLES AND FUNCTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY 39. The Advanced Practice Nurse in the Community 40. The Nurse Leader in the Community 41. The Nurse in Home Health and Hospice 42. The Nurse in the Schools 43. The Nurse in Occupational Health 44. Forensic Nursing in the Community NEW! 45. The Nurse in the Faith Community 46. Public Health Nursing at Local, State, and National Levels Appendixes Answers to Practice Application
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