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Essentials of community-based nursing

Designed for use throughout the associate degree nursing curriculum, this textbook provides an overview of the registered nurse's role in the community, with attention to recent changes in the health care system, epidemiology, the factors affecting community health, and approaches to community health practice. Particular attention is given to issues related to diversity, the care of families, and individuals with special needs. A pocket guide presents details concerning musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and endocrine disorders. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Print Book, English, ©2003
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Mass., ©2003
xvii, 574 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 pocket guide (iii, 74 pages ; 14 cm)
9780763723484, 9780763717025, 0763723487, 0763717029
Unit I. The context of community health nursing
Ch. 1. Opening the door to health care in the community
Ch. 2. Health care systems in transition
Ch. 3. Epidemiology of health and illness
Unit II. Factors influencing community health
Ch. 4. Environmental health
Ch. 5. Politics and the law
Ch. 6. Transcultural nursing and global health
Ch. 7. Communicable disease
Unit III. Approaches to community health nursing practice
Ch. 8. Nursing informatics in community health nursing practice
Ch. 9. Health education in the community
Ch. 10. Health promotion and wellness
Ch. 11. Holistic and complementary health
Unite IV. Diversity in community health settings and roles
Ch. 12. The nurse's role in ambulatory health settings
Ch. 13. The home visit
Ch. 14. Home health and hospice nursing
Unit V. Care of families in community-based nursing
Ch. 15. Disasters in the community
Ch. 16. Foundations of family care
Ch. 17. Caring for the family in health and illness
Unite VI. Care of the individual in community-based nursing
Ch. 18. Men's health
Ch. 19. Women's health
Ch. 20. Adolescent pregnancy
Ch. 21. Children's health
Ch. 22. Elder health
Ch. 23. Community mental health