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Author Harkness, Gail A. author.
Title Community and public health nursing : evidence for practice / Gail A. Harkness, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Rosanna DeMarco, PhD, PHCNS-BC, ACRN, FAAN.
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2012], ©2012.
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 Floor4  RT98 .H373 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xv, 520 pages ; 28 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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 structure within which people live, and a redistribution of resources so that all people have access to the basic necessities of life, require an unprecedented global consciousness and political commitment"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Community health nursing -- United States.
Public health nursing -- United States.
Related Names DeMarco, Rosanna, author.
ISBN 0781758513 (pbk. : alkaline paper)
9780781758512 (pbk. : alkaline paper)
OCLC number 678397578