Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars
486 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
November 2015
Print ISBN: 9781551307381


Community health nurses need specialized knowledge and skills to succeed in their unique role in health promotion and disease prevention. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Community and Public Health Nursing provides students with an excellent foundation in the theories and concepts of community nursing while also delivering practical, step-by-step guidance in conducting community nursing projects in different settings and situations.

This engaging text presents real-world public and community health issues as a context for understanding the complex realities of community nursing with diverse populations. The book is informed by over thirty years of practice, education, and research in community health nursing and is packed with case studies and practice examples. Its team-based approach emphasizes collaboration with communities and other health professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Discussion questions, key terms, learning objectives, classroom and seminar exercises, and online resources create a structured framework for learning. The second edition also features new content on health equity, health literacy, and community health nursing in disaster and emergency management. With an emphasis on understanding the clinical application of theories and standards, this text is the perfect resource for community health nursing courses.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Foundational Concepts and Processes of Community and Public Health Nursing And Teamwork
Chapter 1: Community and Public Health Nursing
Chapter 2: Community Health Nursing Projects and Teamwork

Part 2: The Community Health Nursing Process and Community Health Nursing Projects
Chapter 3: Starting Well: Beginning a Community Health Nursing Project and Assessment—Steps 1 and 2
Chapter 4: Assessing the Environment and Community Group—Steps 3 & 4
Chapter 5: Analysis—Step 5
Chapter 6: Planning for Action—Step 6
Chapter 7: Taking Action—Step 7
Chapter 8: Ending Well—Step 8

Part 3: Approaches for Working in Different Settings and Situations
Chapter 9: Approaches to Community Health Nursing of Families at Home
Chapter 10: Approaches to Community Capacity Building
Chapter 11: Working with Coalitions
Chapter 12: Building Healthy Public Policy for Population Health
Chapter 13: Evaluating Community Health Programs
Chapter 14: Community Health Nursing Roles in Disaster and Emergency Management

Appendix A: Tools and Resources to Guide Teamwork and the Community Project
Answer Key to Discussion Questions
Copyright Acknowledgements


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