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Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 3e [Paperback]

Marcia Stanhope RN DSN FAAN , Jeanette Lancaster RN PhD FAAN
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October 12, 2009 0323066550 978-0323066556 3

With concise, focused coverage of nursing in the community, this easy-to-read textbook provides the essential information you need to know for clinical practice - from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. It features a practical, community-oriented approach, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Separate chapters on the various roles and settings for community health nursing, including faith community nurse, home health nurse, school nurse, occupational health nurse, and governmental public health roles, provides a comprehensive perspective on these fields.
  • A detailed discussion of vulnerable populations presents theoretical, assessment, and intervention concepts to help you understand the unique issues of this group.
  • Coverage of specific vulnerable populations includes clients in rural settings, migrant workers, pregnant teens, the homeless, those with substance abuse problems, and clients with mental illness.
  • What Would You Do? activities strengthen your problem-solving skills and challenge you to apply chapter material outside the classroom.
  • Case studies illustrate how key textbook concepts can be applied to real-world community nursing situations.
  • Level of Prevention boxes identify specific interventions for primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention and emphasize the importance of a preventive approach in community-oriented nursing.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on recent research findings and how they can be applied to community nursing practice.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes discuss how national public health efforts impact community health practice.
  • Practice Applications present real-life community client situations followed by questions and answers.
  • A new chapter on surveillance and outbreak investigation explores the importance of collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data to maintain public health and resolve problems in communicable/infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and terroristic events.
  • A combined health education and group practice chapter discusses community- and population-level education within the context of families, groups, and communities.
  • Enhanced coverage of the Minnesota Intervention Wheel introduces you to this public health nursing model and further explains the wheel and its components.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 3 edition (October 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323066550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323066556
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Passes opinion as fact February 8, 2012
This book was required for a class I took. I found the book long-winded. What was said in 20 pages could have been said in 5.

Also, the authors state their own personal opinion as fact in multiple places. This was distracting.

If you are required to buy the book, then you probably aren't reading reviews because a bad review won't change whether or not you buy the book. If you are considering this book simply as a reference quick to community nursing, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars hmmm December 11, 2012
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I had to purchase this book for class. I did not like this book. I feel there is good information, but the book did not "flow" well. The book jumped from one section to another.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Community nursing text February 10, 2010
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This book is a GREAT public health nursing resource, it lays down a strong foundation for community nursing. I get the most use out of the clinical application sections, they provide modern situations and are informative. You can access the supplemental student resources online through Evolve. Just follow the textbook's instructions. The resources are helpful for added understanding. I purchased it through Amazon as I do most of my textbooks. The delivery was right on schedule as usual.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is March 22, 2014
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In great condition, very useful, the book was exactly what it was stated to be. a great required buy for the money
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3.0 out of 5 stars Used text book March 8, 2014
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It served its purpose. I would have preferred that it not have writing and highlighting all through it but it got the job done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 26, 2014
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Easy to follow and detailed. Would like more useful tools in the back such as the family assessment. More areas for this would be nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading January 17, 2014
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The basic text book that is easy to read and follow. Gives case histories and things to remember as an easy chapter review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eh, it's a good book... October 31, 2013
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Good book...boring. Probably not the fault of the author. It's just a little dry. I didn't actually end up using it much because the information is so basic that I could just go without even reading it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent material
I purchased this book for my public health class and was surprised how much information there was on the subject. This is a book I would definitely keep as a reference.
Published 9 months ago by Rosalynda Del Valle
5.0 out of 5 stars in on time
This product is mandatory for the nursing program so i needed it to be on time! not only was it on time but it was early so I am so happy for this purchase! thank you!
Published 10 months ago by Amber Horde
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Fantastic "practice" book to complement the textbook of same name. Very helpful as a study guide, and would highly recommend.
Published 13 months ago by Donna Tabano
4.0 out of 5 stars Community Nursing
The book is an easy read but some parts aren't as interesting as others. The charts and graphs are helpful and easy to understand.
Published 15 months ago by Dana Vojtko
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book
This is a required course textbook. Its easy to read and the information is informative and current. Overall, its a good book.
Published 17 months ago by beth menchaca
3.0 out of 5 stars Used, kind of worn out....all of the pages are there though
The book is used and kind of worn, all of the pages are there and it meets my needs for class.
Published 17 months ago by Lisa Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Community Oriented Nursing
I have had a few nursing textbooks that put me to sleep. This one was the opposite. While no textbook is a "page-turner", this one was engaging from the beginning. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jaylee
4.0 out of 5 stars does its job
this is a required book for nursing. Our professor references pages out of it regularly. It is also a helpful resource for doing a community assessment,.
Published 17 months ago by Anna
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