Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Careexplores the scientific discipline of public health and in particular public health nursing. This public health nursing perspective is applied throughout the chapters and demonstrates how public health nurses use various interventions based on best evidence in their practice, both to protect and enhance the health of the public.
This innovative text includes key topics such as a discussion of historical evidence in coming to know the meaning of the terms used to describe public health nursing; the exploration of the use of technology in public health; social epidemiology as well as the traditional content on epidemiology; and an innovatively designed assessment tool that uses Healthy People 2010, A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement, as its framework. The highlight of this text is the focus on the 17 intervention strategies identified in the Population-Based Public Health Nursing Practice Intervention Wheel including a discussion of how these interventions may be applied to the three levels of practice: individual/family, community, and systems.
Each Chapter Includes:
- Key terms
- Case studies
- Chapter summaries
- A discussion of the process of evaluation and how the particular experience influenced the public’s health
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What is Public Health and Public Health Nursing?
Chapter 2 Public Health Nursing in the United States: A History
Chapter 3 Assessment: Using the Public Health Nursing Assessment Tool
Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Social Epidemiology
Chapter 5 Evidence Based Practice From a Public Health Perspective
Chapter 6 Applying Technology in Public Health Nursing
Chapter 7 Considerations of Culture in the Health of the Public
Chapter 8 Hitting the Pavement: The Intervention of Case Finding: Outreach, Screening, Surveillance and Disease and Health Event Investigation
Chapter 9 Running the Show: Referral and follow up; Case Management; Delegated Functions
Chapter 10 Working it Out: Consultation; Counseling; Health Teaching
Chapter 11 Working Together: Community Organizing; Coalition Building; Collaboration
Chapter 12 Getting the Word Out: Advocacy, Social Marketing, Policy Development and Enforcement
Chapter 13 Protecting, Sustaining and Empowering: A Historical Perspective on the Control of Epidemic
Chapter 14 Historical Highlights in Disaster Nursing
Chapter 15 Public Health: Costs, Challenges and Considerations
Chapter 16 Nursing Education and Public Health