Comprehensive Community Health Nursing

Comprehensive Community Health Nursing

Family, Aggregate & Community Practice

Book - 2002
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Elsevier Science and Technology
The latest edition of COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING continues to offer complete coverage of the major topics in the field, from epidemiology and communicable disease to chronic illness and home health nursing. Written from a population-focused perspective, this edition thoroughly describes the theoretical foundations of community-oriented health promotion and health education. Aggregates at heightened risk are considered in a chapter on contemporary health issues including those experiencing poverty and homelessness, substance abuse, and violence. The text insightfully reports the impact of managed care on the health care delivery system. The changing roles and responsibilities of community health nurses within clinics, homes, and hospice centers - as well as nontraditional care settings such as schools, businesses, and industries - are clearly depicted. Community health nursing interventions with a variety of client groups, including individuals, families, groups, populations, and communities, are emphasized throughout, including group work and health advocacy for populations at risk.

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New edition of a text providing a foundation for community health nursing practices, with emphasis on a preventive approach and a partnership with clients and other stakeholders in addressing community needs. Discussion includes historical and current perspectives; the family-centered approach; theoretical foundations for population-focused practice; care from infancy to the well elderly; school health and occupational health nursing; long-term care needs; and management of professional commitments. An insert contains a complete, corrected index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier Health
Comprehensive Community Health Nursing offers complete coverage of all major topics in community health nursing from epidemiology and communicable disease to chronic illness and home health nursing. Written from a population-focused perspective, this edition thoroughly describes the theoretical foundations of community-oriented health promotion and health education. Aggregates at heightened risk are considered in a chapter on contemporary health issues including those experiencing poverty and homelessness, substance abuse, and violence. The text insightfully reports the impact that managed care is having on the health care delivery system. The changing roles and responsibilities of community health nurses within clinics, homes, and hospice centers - as well as nontraditional care settings such as schools, businesses and industries - are clearly depicted. Community health nursing interventions with a variety of client groups (individuals, families, groups, populations, and communities) are emphasized throughout, including group work and health advocacy for populations at risk.
  • A population and community-focused perspective addresses aggregates with special needs and communities as a whole.
  • Coverage of growth and development needs of populations across the lifespan helps the reader plan and implement health promotion strategies at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.
  • Concepts of cultural diversity are incorporated throughout the book and are discussed in-depth in separate chapters.
  • Extensive discussion of communicable diseases explains how they spread and identifies the appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Over 40 Case Scenarios in various chapters demonstrate the application of specific concepts in practice.
  • Teaching Tips boxes provide resources that help students identify client learning needs and facilitate the teaching process.
  • A View From the Field boxes present first-hand accounts told by both nurses and recipients of nursing care to vividly highlight the meaning and importance of community health nursing.
  • Critical Thinking Exercises at the conclusion of each chapter help readers learn to analyze, synthesize, and articulate the theory and practice of community health nursing.
  • Numerous Appendixes provide assessment tools and quick reference information to increase the book's clinical usefulness.
  • A Guide to Selected Key Topics list, with page references on the inside front cover, allows quick and easy access to information in the book.
  • A new chapter on Theoretical Models for Health Education and Health Promotion (chapter 12) focuses on the importance of health promotion and health education activities in community-based practice and provides behavioral change and education models for individuals and populations.
  • A new chapter on School Health Nursing (chapter 20) covers emerging trends in school health practice, school-linked and school-based services, legislative and legal issues, and the use of the nursing process to address common school health problems such as teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse.
  • The unit on Select Aggregate-Focused Community Health Nursing Roles has been reorganized to include population-focused interventions performed by school and occupational health nurses, as well as the care of clients in long-term care, homes, hospices, and nontraditional settings.
  • Key Terms are listed at the beginning of the chapter and set in bold type where they are introduced in the chapter.
  • Stop and Think About It boxes throughout the chapters challenge students to think about applying concepts to practice.
  • Expanded coverage of nursing and interdisciplinary interventions and outcome measurements highlight community health nursing functions.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes list objectives for specific populations and help students identify aggregates at risk and develop intervention strategies for specific needs.


  • Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, c2002
    Edition: 6th ed
    ISBN: 9780323013451
    0323013457
    Characteristics: xviii, 900 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
    Alternative Title: Community health nursing

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