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Community/public health nursing practice : health for families and populations

Author: Frances A Maurer; Claudia M Smith
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Maurer and Smith (both: U. of Maryland School of Nursing) intend this updated text for undergraduates in community/public health nursing. Thirty-three chapter topics are organized into eight units which address the role and context of the community health nurse; an introduction to epidemiology and consideration of environment-related health risks and the role of cultural competency in the profession; a discussion of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances A Maurer; Claudia M Smith
ISBN: 9781416050049 1416050043
OCLC Number: 225874482
Description: xix, 875 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Unit 1: Role and Context of Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: Responsibilities for Care in Community/Public Health Nursing --
Origins and Future of Community/Public Health Nursing --
The United States Health Care System --
Financing of Health Care: Context for Community/Public Health Nursing --
International Health --
Legal Context for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice --
Unit 2: Core Concepts for the Practice of Community/Public Health Nursing: Epidemiology: Unraveling the Mysteries of Disease and Health --
Communicable Diseases --
Environmental Health Risks: At Home, at Work, and in the Community --
Relevance of Culture and Values for Community/Public Health Nursing --
Unit 3: Family as Client: Home Visit: Opening the Doors for Family Health --
A Family Perspective in Community/Public Health Nursing --
Family Case Management --
Multiproblem Families --
Unit 4: Community as Client ; Community Assessment --
Community Diagnosis, Planning, and Intervention --
Evaluation of Nursing Care with Communities --
Unit 5: Tools for Practice --
Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in the Community --
Screening and Referral --
Health Teaching --
Unit 6: Contemporary Problems in Community/Public Health Nursing: --
Vulnerable Populations --
Disaster Management: Caring for Communities in an Emergency --
Violence: A Social and Family Problem --
Adolescent Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy --
Substance Use Disorders --
Unit 7: Support for Special Populations: --
Rehabilitation Clients in the Community --
Children in the Community --
Elderly Persons in the Community --
Unit 8: Settings for Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: --
State and Local Health Departments --
School Health --
Home Health Care --
Rural Health --
Community Mental Health.
Responsibility: [edited by] Frances A. Maurer, Claudia M. Smith.
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A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you'll gain an understanding of these  Read more...

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