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Promoting Health in Familes - 3rd edition

Promoting Health in Familes (ISBN10: 0721601154; ISBN13: 9780721601151)
ISBN13: 978-0721601151
ISBN10: 0721601154

Summary: This popular resource addresses all areas of family health with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness and family self-care. Formerly known as Nurses and Family Health Promotion, this new edition is now entitled Promoting Health in Families, indicating a more proactive approach to working with families. Five new chapters reflect the changing dimensions of family health care and family life. In addition, the new edition introduces an international perspective, r ...show moreecognizing the commonalities of family life across cultures and features special boxes addressing family health promotion issues in Canada.

Key Features

  • Presents a unique focus on health promotion and illness prevention for families.
  • Addresses all major areas of family life, such as culture, roles, communication, stress management, nutrition, spirituality, sexuality, and recreation.
  • Provides a theoretical and historical perspective of family health and family nursing.
  • Focuses on the nursing process in the discussion of family care, especially specific interventions to use when working with families.
  • Emphasizes key information through pedagogical features such as chapter objectives and chapter highlights.
  • A diverse contributor panel includes experts from all areas of family health, both within nursing and in other health disciplines.
New to this Edition
  • Unique! A new chapter, Family Health Promotion During Life Threatening Illness and End of Life (Chapter 18), addresses families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and the end-of-life stage.
  • Unique! A new chapter, Health Promotion of Families in Rural Settings (Chapter 20), describes the unique health care issues of families who live in rural settings.
  • Theoretical Foundations for Family Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 4) presents an overview of the theories specific to family nursing.
  • Using the Nursing Process with Families (Chapter 10) is devoted to all stages of the nursing process as applied to families.
  • Family Health Promotion and Family Nursing in the New Millennium (Chapter 22) discusses the state of family health at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the potential effect of current and future trends.
  • Unique! Canadian Perspective boxes highlight family nursing care practices in Canada, providing an international Perspective.
  • Unique! Critical Thinking Activities challenge students to apply chapter content in practice settings.
  • Promotes family health promotion research studies in Research Synopsis boxes.
  • Presents and discusses "real-life" family health situations through Case Scenarios boxes.
  • Offers more assessment tools that provide guidance for nurses as they assess and determine interventions for families in their care.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 11/01/2003
International: No

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