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Overview

The community/population health/public health nurse is charged with promoting the health of populations, not only the individuals within populations. This requires advocacy on the part of the nurse, for entire communities as well as for the individuals within. The long-awaited sixth edition of Population-based & Community Health Nursing by respected leader and educator Mary Jo Clark has been thoroughly updated with an even stronger population-based nursing approach. Population-based & Community Health Nursing, 6e continues to approach population-based/community health nursing from an aggregate perspective, clearly showing how nurses can serve to improve the health of populations within a community by functioning as advocates on many levels. To illustrate how that can be manifested, real-life vignettes begin every chapter, showing students what advocacy looks like in the public health context.  In each chapter, clinical reasoning exercises are woven throughout in boxed features.

Table of contents

Unit 1 Population Health Nursing: An Overview
Chapter 1 Population Health and Nursing
Chapter 2 Population Health Nursing: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Chapter 3 Epidemiology and Population Health Nursing

Unit 2 Influences on Population Health
Chapter 4 Environmental Influences on Population Health
Chapter 5 Cultural Influences on Population Health
Chapter 6 Economic Influences on Population Health
Chapter 7 Health System Influences on Population Health
Chapter 8 Global Influences on Population Health

Unit 3 Population Health Nursing Strategies
Chapter 9 Political Strategies
Chapter 10 Community Empowerment Strategies
Chapter 11 Health Promotion and Education Strategies
Chapter 12 Case Management Strategies
Chapter 13 Home Visits as a Population Health Nursing Strategy

Unit 4 Nursing Care of Special Populations
Chapter 14 Care of Families
Chapter 15 Care of Communities and Target Populations
Chapter 16 Care of Child and Adolescent Populations
Chapter 17 Care of Men
Chapter 18 Care of Women
Chapter 19 Care of the Older Population
Chapter 20 Care of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations
Chapter 21 Care of Poor and Homeless Populations
Chapter 22 Care of School Populations
Chapter 23 Care of Employee Populations
Chapter 24 Care of Correctional Population
Chapter 25 Care of Populations Affected by Disaster
 

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