"On every page the work of the community nurse shines through. Exercises, a reflective commentary and case studies provide an integral link between the 'real world' of practice and the underpinning knowledge and critical thinking necessary to become an effective and evidence-based community nurse. This is an excellent, practical and informative book that is already poised to become the leading resource in its field." John Keady, Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing, The University of Manchester/Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK This new textbook is perfect for understanding how community nursing works, and how to work effectively in community settings. The skills required to work with the challenges of community nurse activities are clearly introduced, from working in people's homes, working with carers, developing assessment skills to working with other professionals. By drawing on vivid case studies set in the fictional town of Chettlesbridge, the authors skilfully bring to life the world of community nursing practice enabling you to apply new learning to real situations. Key features: Includes patient case studies, practical tips, bullet lists, sample worksheets, examples and simple visual aids Provides chapters with a series of guided exercises to stimulate a deeper level of reflection and discussion Covers areas such as working with vulnerable groups and working with carers and their families Introduction to Community Nursing Practice is key reading for pre-registration nurses undertaking modules that cover community nursing, community care, and undertaking community based placements. It will also help student nurses from the mental health, child and learning disabilities pathways where health care in the community setting is part of the curriculum.
Author: Arnott, Jane,Atherley, Siobhan,Pye, Sarah
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Written in an accessible, user-friendly, and practical style, this text provides a focused and highly engaging introduction to community health nursing. It focuses on health care for people in their homes and where they live with an overriding emphasis on care of the client in the community, and the business and politics of community health nursing. This book is accompanied by a robust Companion Website full of online activities to enhance the student learning experiences.
Author: Stephen Paul Holzemer,Marilyn Klainberg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners, reflecting the dynamic nature of community health care practice. Learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, case studies and further reading consolidate understanding of key concepts. Students and instructors can also find comprehensive supplementary resources on the companion website. With each author writing in their areas of expertise, this practical resource equips students with the tools they will need as community and primary health care professionals working in a diverse range of settings across Australia and New Zealand.
Author: Diana Guzys,Rhonda Brown,Elizabeth Halcomb,Dean Whitehead
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Community practice is a stimulating and diverse field of nursing. Community nurses often work without direct support from other health professionals and need, not only excellent clinical skills, but also skills in communication, research and health promotion. Community Nursing Practice offers a thorough introduction to the role of the community nurse. Based on principles of primary health care, it outlines the theory, knowledge and skills required to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, groups, and even whole communities. The contributors make a point of articulating knowledge that is often taken for granted among experienced practitioners. Community Nursing Practice is based on the premise that community nursing is a specialist field of nursing practice in its own right, and nurses require a specific body of knowledge to work effectively in a community setting - no matter what their clinical focus or location. Contributors outline the foundations of community practice, including principles of disease prevention and wellness promotion, as well as a social model of health. Together with the skills required for work with different population groups, the contribution of research is explored. Professional skills including program management, advocacy, teamwork, home visiting and self management are also covered. With contributions from leading nurse educators and researchers, Community Nursing Practice is richly illustrated with case studies and examples from a variety of practice settings. It is an essential student text and valuable professional reference.
Theory, skills and issues
Author: Winsome St John,Helen Keleher
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
An Introduction to Issues in Community Health Nursing in Canada focuses on current issues in community health nursing from a Canadian perspective with an emphasis on Primary Health Care. It clearly and concisely describes the unique opportunities facing community health nurses in Canada today. This authoritative and insightful book explores the historical roots of community health nursing in Canada and gives an overview of its growth and development to the present; gives an overview of the development of national health insurance in Canada and the values behind it as they apply to Primary Health Care; explores the growth of Primary Health Care and the principles behind it as the means for achieving "health for all" in Canada; describes the growth of ambulatory care centres and home care programs and outlines a model for Primary Health Care practice; discusses strategies for addressing legal and ethical dilemmas nurses will encounter in community settings; reports on the progress of nursing research in Canada over the last decade and the implications of this research for community health nursing practice; and discusses current health care issues such as financing for increased cost of care, allocation of health care resources, maldistribution of physicians, and underutilization of nurses.
Author: Janet Ross Kerr,Jannetta MacPhail
Publisher: St. Louis ; Toronto : Mosby
This resource provides an introduction to the field of community health nursing. The book's coverage balances theory with application and explores concepts, tools, family health, health promotion of populations and implications for future roles for community health nursing.
Concepts and Practice
Author: Barbara Walton Spradley,Judith Ann Allender
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Category: Community health nursing
A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
Author: Laura J. Fero,Charlotte Herrick,Jie Hu
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Now more than ever–locally, nationally, globally–society is in need of community health services. This book emphasizes the application of community health nursing as it relates to specific populations, settings, and community health problems. Theoretically and scientifically sound, as well as practical and applicable, this resource is a thorough introduction to the specialty. Unit I sets the stage for practice by describing the context in which community health nursing occurs. Unit II examines community health nursing as a specialized area of practice, exploring its population focus and the attributes and features making it unique. Unit III presents common processes used in community health nursing. Unit IV examines community health nursing care provided to special population groups. Unit V presents community health nursing practice in specialized settings. Finally, Unit VI focuses on community health nursing practice related to common population health problems. For nurse generalists–who need to function in any setting, providing care to individuals, families, communities, and population groups.
Advocacy for Population Health
Author: Mary Jo Dummer Clark
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This text presents foundational concepts pivotal to delivering nursing care in the community setting, with specific attention to the NLN competencies for community-based nursing care. The author examines the variety of settings and situations in which the community-based nurse provides care, highlighting cultural diversities in the patient populations, and emphasizing interactions between the individual and the family. This edition includes more information on disaster management and communicable diseases and expanded, updated Medicare/Medicaid guidelines. A companion Website on thePoint will include student activities, assessment guidelines, and forms. Instructors will have access to an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and an expanded testbank.
Author: Roberta Hunt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This is the first book to identify and debate the key issues around community nurses taking responsibility for developing the ways in which they deliver care. Modern health care expects the individual practitioner to develop patient-focused, accessible and evidence-based community services. Despite the fact that the introduction and management of change is now a feature of professional education, community nurses often feel ill-prepared for introducing change in the real world, perceiving a gap between theory and practice.
Author: Sue Spencer,Wendy Burke
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Intended as a primer for those just beginning to study nursing informatics, this text equally provides a thorough introduction to basic terms and concepts, as well as an in-depth exploration of the most popular applications in nursing practice, education, administration and research. This second edition is updated and expanded to reflect the vast technological advances achieved in healthcare in recent years, including new chapters on both HIS and Internet usage. Readers will learn how to use computers and information management systems in their practices, make informed choices related to software/hardware selection, and implement computerized solutions for information management strategies.
Author: Kathryn J. Hannah,Marion J. Ball,Margaret J.A. Edwards
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Focusing on the community and home health care, this new book includes an overview of nursing in the community. Responding to the shift in practice and curriculum, from institutional care to community-based care, this new book helps instructors integrate community health information into their specific nursing programs. Specific topics covered include an overview of the health care system, cultural diversity considerations in the health care setting, client teaching, home visiting, and future trends in community nursing. Nursing students, nurse practitioners.
Foundation for Practice
Author: Ginger Armentrout
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This practical and concise text presents the essential information necessary for nursing care in community settings - including homes, doctors' offices, clinics, schools, and work sites. It is written from a health promotion and illness prevention perspective. Community-based care for the major population groups across the lifespan are addressed. Content on nursing care settings, roles, and interventions is addressed to provide the information needed to practice throughout the community. Chapters about all ages of the lifespan - children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly - highlight issues unique to each age group. A chapter on women's health discusses health care specific to women. A chapter on communicable disease provides timely information on bioterrorism, as well as other important issues related to communicable diseases. A chapter on environmental health emphasizes the importance of this key subject. A Case Study at the beginning of each chapter presents a "real-life" clinical example related to the chapter topic. Key Points summarize the most important concepts in each chapter. Learning Activities and Application to Practice exercises provide the opportunity to apply chapter concepts in the classroom and in clinical settings.
Author: Melanie McEwen
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional issues, including community nursing roles, personal safety, public health, and health promotion. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time. Completely up-to-date with current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice, all chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base User-friendly and accessible, with learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading Case studies and examples from practice draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory
Author: Sue Chilton,Heather Bain,Ann Clarridge,Karen Melling
Publisher: CRC Press
"Advanced Nursing Practice" (ANP) beleuchtet das Thema der fortgeschrittenen Pflegepraxis und Expertise international aus der Perspektive der Praxis, Ausbildung, Regulierung, Forschung und Rollen-/Praxisentwicklung in der Pflege. Die Expertinnen des ICN zeigen warum ANP wichtig ist und wie ANP entwickelt, eingeführt, erhalten und unterstützt werden kann.
Author: Madrean Schober,Fadwa Affara
The Second Edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and updated with new insights, evidence, and references throughout every chapter. There are two new chapters -- Evidence-Based Regulation and Evidence-Based Leadership -- that expand on concepts and examine the framework of evidence-based management.
Author: Kathy Malloch,Tim Porter-O'Grady
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
The Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.
Author: Mckenzie,Robert R. Pinger,Denise Seabert
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
"Hickman has developed a great resource for nurses practicing in a faith community or who want to implement a program...This is an easy-to-use tool offering quick access to good information and insights for FCN practice."--Journal of Christian Nursing Faith community nursing integrates traditional nursing care with the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals as they strive to achieve wellness. This easy-to-use resource for busy nurses provides succinct, clinically based coverage of the faith community nursing practice. It is based on the American Nursing Association's (ANA) Scope and Standards for Practice of Faith Community Nursing, and presents the core concepts for establishing, maintaining, and evaluating a nursing practice within a community of faith. The book explains how to assess a faith community and design, implement, and evaluate nursing programs that meet the needs of its different populations across the life span. It explores various faith community nursing models along with their legal and ethical considerations, and the different roles available for faith community nurses. Meeting special needs within faith communities (acute care, chronic care, palliative care, grief, and loss) is addressed, as is serving its wide variety of vulnerable populations (elderly, impoverished, etc.). The foundations and practice of faith community nursing are also presented within the context of different faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Ideal in a clinical setting, this book will also be of value as a quick refresher for certifying as a faith community nurse. Key Features: A consistent, easy-to-use, pocket-sized format with bulleted lists for quick access to content Provides tools for designing programs for such diverse issues as grief, loss, chronic/devastating illness, palliative care, mental illness, domestic violence, and substance abuse Addresses faith community nursing practice within Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism Includes management and leadership tips that can be immediately put to use Presents legal and ethical considerations
Implementing FCN/Parish Nursing in a Nutshell
Author: Janet S. Hickman, MS, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Covering 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).
Promoting the Health of Populations
Author: Mary A. Nies,Melanie McEwen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences