Summary: The community/public health nurse is charged with promoting the health of populations, not only the individuals within populations. This requires advocacy on the part of the nurse, for entire communities as well as for the individuals within. The fifth edition of Community Health Nursing by respected leader and educator Mary Jo Clark approaches community health nursing from an aggregate perspective, clearly showing how nurses can serve to improve the health of popu
lations within a community by functioning as advocates on many levels. To illustrate how that can be manifested, real-life vignettes begin every chapter, showing students what advocacy looks like in the public health context. In each chapter, critical thinking exercises are woven throughout in boxed features.
Summary: The community/public health nurse is charged with promoting the health of populations, not only the individuals within populations. This requires advocacy on the part of the nurse, for entire communities as well as for the individuals within. The fifth edition of Community Health Nursing by respected leader and educator Mary Jo Clark approaches community health nursing from an aggregate perspective, clearly showing how nurses can serve to improve the health of populations within a community by functioning as advocates on many levels. To illustrate how that can be manifested, real-life vignettes begin every chapter, showing students what advocacy looks like in the public health context. In each chapter, critical thinking exercises are woven throughout in boxed features. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 03/21/2007 International: No
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Community health nursing as advocacy
The population context
The historical context
Theoretical foundations for community health nursing
The U.S. health system context
The global context
The policy context
The economic context
The cultural context
The environmental context
Care of families
Care of populations
Meeting the health needs of child and adolescent populations
Meeting the health needs of women
Meeting the health needs of men
Meeting the health needs of older clients
Meeting the needs of poor and homeless populations
Care of clients in the home setting
Care of clients in official and voluntary health agencies
Care of clients in the school setting
Care of clients in work settings
Care of clients in urban and rural settings
Care of clients in correctional settings
Care of clients in disaster settings
Chronic physical health problems
Community mental health problems
Quad council PHN competencies
Cultural influences on health and health-related behaviors
Nursing interventions for common health problems in children
Suspected abuse report forms
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