Give your students a complete guide to community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a unique, upstream preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. Covering the nurses' role in promoting community health, it shows how students can take an active role in social action and health policy - emphasizing society's responsibility to protect all human life and ensuring that diverse and vulnerable populations have their basic health needs met. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book describes the issues and responsibilities of today's community and public health nurse.
Unit I: Introduction to Community Health Nursing 1. Health: A Community View 2. Historical Factors: Community Health Nursing in Context 3. Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice 4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
Unit II: The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing 5. Epidemiology 6. Community Assessment 7. Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation 8. Community Health Education 9. Case Management
Unit III: Factors that Influence the Health of the Community 10. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing 11. The Health Care System 12. Economics of Health Care 13. Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing 14. Environmental Health 15. Health in the Global Community
Unit IV: Aggregates in the Community 16. Child and Adolescent Health 17. Women's Health 18. Men's Health 19. Senior Health 20. Family Health
Unit V: Vulnerable Populations 21. Populations Affected by Disabilities 22. Veterans Health NEW! 23. Homeless Populations 24. Rural and Migrant Health 25. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
Unit VI: Population Health Problems 26. Communicable Disease 27. Substance Abuse 28. Violence 29. Natural and Man-Made Disasters
Unit VII: Community Health Settings 30. School Health 31. Occupational Health 32. Forensic and Correctional Nursing 33. Faith Community Nursing 34. Home Health and Hospice
McEwen, Melanie Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX.