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"...the work of public health nurses relies on the ability to bridge diverse interests of individuals, families, communities, and populations in order to support the seamless movement of the public across healthcare settings and to access resources. Health for all is an implicit philosophy in public health nursing practice."
~ Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN
RBSN 340: Textbooks
Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care by Marie Truglio-Londrigan; Sandra B. LewensonPublic Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource for students and faculty interested in public health nursing and education. The text takes a historical perspective in covering the challenges of public health nursing and offers evidence for why things are done the way they are. The authors accomplish this by providing a world view of various types of clinical experiences and by encouraging a conversation around how to invite the population to be active and engaged in the initiatives which promote public health. The Third Edition covers the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care inclusive of epidemiology and social epidemiology, evidence-based practice for population health. In addition, coverage of technology for research, data storage, retrieval, trend identification, as well as technological innovations for educational program delivery to a population and social networking are also featured. Key Features: New chapter on the ethics of population-based care New chapter on the environment Minnesota Department of Health population-based intervention wheel Expanded content on disaster preparedness featuring case studies on Hurricane Katrina and the disaster in Haiti Additional information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Publication Date: 2017-07-19
Community/Public Health Nursing by Mary A. Nies; Melanie McEwenCovering the nurse's role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique 'upstream' preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy - especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today's community and public health nursing. UNIQUE! 'Upstream' preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations. UNIQUE! A 'social justice' approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxes present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans. UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform. UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).