Brought to you by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Community and Public Health Nursing: Evidence for Practice 2nd Ed. aims to equip readers with critical thinking skills and complex reasoning abilities required to establish connections between data and community and public health practice decisions. The book is logically organized and focuses on the individual in the context of the community setting and on the global community, reflecting current global healthcare concerns.
The book integrates principles of epidemiology and basic biostatistics with core principles of community and public health nursing. This provides readers with both the methods and knowledge required to gather, analyze, and evaluate data as evidence for community health practice decisions. Case studies in every chapter offer readers an opportunity to apply community health concepts to real-life scenarios, stimulating their critical thinking and analytic skills.
The book covers health and cultural disparities, with examples of how to modify healthcare delivery systems to meet specific needs, reflected in case studies, practice concerns, and evidence-for-practice examples. It also presents concrete examples that establish the scientific basis for nursing practice and help readers interpret and apply statistical data.
Other features include Practice Points that highlight essential facts relevant to evidence-based practice, chapter highlights that provide brief outlines of the content, boldface key terms that define essential concepts and terminology, objectives that list the observable changes expected when a reader completes the chapter, and chapter-ending Key Concepts that summarize the chapter’s important concepts for review.
Evidence-for-Practice Briefs provide examples of objective evidence obtained from research studies that provide direction for practice. Student Perspectives showcase stories from nursing students who share their own experiences and reflections. Critical Thinking questions in every chapter require readers to combine research, context, and judgment in their answers. Healthy People 2020 information includes national and state activities and goals that reflect the national Healthy People 2020 objectives. Community Resources sections list sources of help or information that are available in most communities. Ethical/Legal Issue vignettes demonstrate unique ethical and legal concerns in community and public health nursing. “How-to” boxes provide specific steps involved in completing important tasks. Levels of Prevention boxes provide examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of disease and illness.
Table of Contents
Chapter 13 Family Assessment