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Community and public health nursing : evidence for practice

Author: Gail A Harkness; Rosanna DeMarco
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2012], ©2012.
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"We are experiencing extraordinary changes in healthcare in this new century; changes that call upon the most creative, analytical, and innovative skills available. While the world has the resources to reduce health care disparities and eliminate the gaps in health care that exist between various population groups across the globe, accomplishing this is a long term and complicated task. Improvement in the social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail A Harkness; Rosanna DeMarco
ISBN: 9780781758512 0781758513
OCLC Number: 678397578
Description: xv, 520 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: PART ONE: THE CONTEXT OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: Community and public health nursing: present, past, and future --
Public health systems --
Health and global environment --
PART TWO: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND POPULATION HEALTH: Frameworks for health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction --
Epidemiology: the science of prevention --
Describing health conditions: understanding and using rates --
Gathering evidence for practice --
PART THREE: IMPLEMENTING NURSING PRACTICE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS: Planning for community change --
Cultural diversity and values --
Community assessment --
Care management, case management, and home heathcare --
Family assessment --
PART FOUR: CHALLENGES IN COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: Risk of infectious and communicable diseases --
Emerging infectious diseases --
Violence and abuse --
Substance abuse --
Underserved populations --
Environmental health--
Community preparedness: disaster and terrorism --
PART FIVE: SPECIALTY PRACTICE: Community mental health --
School health --
Faith-oriented communities and health minorities in faith communities --
Palliative and end-of-life care --
Occupational health nursing.
Responsibility: Gail A. Harkness, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Rosanna DeMarco, PhD, PHCNS-BC, ACRN, FAAN.

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Suitable for students in Baccalaureate programs who are preparing to be generalists in community health and public health nursing. This title provides both the methods and the knowledge necessary to  Read more...

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