Community Health and Wellness

Author: Anne McMurray
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729582230
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Medical

Community Health & Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community. It challenges students and health professionals to become more aware of the primary health care (PHC) environments in which they work in order to gain an understanding of what is socially determining the health of the individuals, families and communities within their care. Provides a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand Research and evidence-based practice throughout each chapter Group exercises that can be used in practice or tutorial groups Reflective questions to challenge the understanding of key principles and practice Additional resources for lecturers via Evolve. Two new chapters: Chapter 3 Assessing the Community Chapter 6 Working in groups The SDH Assessment Circle - a new model for community assessment Stronger emphasis on working with migrant and refugee families A new continuous case study - The Mason and Smith families

Community Health and Wellness

Author: Anne McMurray
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729579544
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Medical

A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and community health What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives support community health and wellbeing? In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as those working in the field. Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all. The Miller Family case study This new edition of Community Health and Wellness features a common family case study running throughout the text. The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing examples of primary health care issues in both countries. These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive health care. • global insights with a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand • promotion of community health care across the lifespan • a unique socio-ecological approach to community health • the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice • extensive references providing current, specific source information • an emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health promotion • an evolving case study in each chapter, with links to reflective activities • a focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration of policy, research and practice • exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery roles in primary health care practice • strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key community health issues • reflective exercises and action points encouraging readers to consider key issues, their implications and next steps • research studies exemplifying each chapter’s central theme and promoting evidence-based practice

Community Health and Wellness

Author: Anne McMurray
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 9780729539548
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Perfect for: . Bachelor of Nursing Students . Postgraduate Child and Adolescent Health Students . Postgraduate community-based Nursing . Bachelor of Midwifery Students . Bachelor of Public Health Students Community Health & Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community. It challenges students and health professionals to become more aware of the primary health care (PHC) environments in which they work in order to gain an understanding of what is socially determining the health of the individuals, families and communities within their care. . Provides a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand . Research and evidence-based practice throughout each chapter . Group exercises that can be used in practice or tutorial groups . Reflective questions to challenge the understanding of key principles and practice . Additional resources for lecturers via Evolve. . Two new chapters: Chapter 3 Assessing the Community Chapter 6 Working in groups . The SDH Assessment Circle - a new model for community assessment . Stronger emphasis on working with migrant and refugee families . A new continuous case study - the Mason and Smith families; both fly-in fly-out (FIFO) families.

Adolescent Health Care

Author: Lawrence S. Neinstein
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781792568
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This practical, easy-to-use guide is a staple in health care facilities that treat adolescents, is widely used for board preparation, and is recommended by the American College of Physicians for their internal medicine library. The substance abuse section has been completely reorganized, and new chapters cover psychosomatic illness as well as complementary medicine.

Community Health and Wellness

Author: Anne McMurray
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 0729537889
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Medical

An understanding of the social environment is still critical to the text but in this edition the settings such as school, workplace and cities are integrated throughout. The socio-ecological determinants of health are considered at the forefront, with a greater emphasis on the implications of globalisation and health.

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449651589
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Education

Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology—from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures—this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The Fifth Edition is a thorough revision with updated data throughout including: the top 10 leading causes of death, motor vehicle traffic death rates, mortality ratios, infant mortality rates, cancer deaths rates, tuberculosis incidence, life expectancy, incidence of AIDS, breast cancer death rates, tobacco consumption, dementia, suicide rates, unintentional injuries and much more.

Community Public Health Nursing

Author: Mary A. Nies
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293877
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Genre: Medical

Covering the nurse’s role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique ‘upstream’ preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy – especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nursing. UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations. UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxes present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans. UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform. UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).

Contemporary Nursing

Author: Barbara Cherry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323390224
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Nursing

Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

Professionalism in Health Care

Author: Sherry Makely
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134293998
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Medical

A balanced introduction to the standards and skills needed to succeed in health care Professionalism in Health Care: A Primer for Career Success is a full-color, engaging, conversational text that helps students understand the common professional standards that all health care workers need to provide excellent care and service. It brings together complete coverage of these and other crucial soft skills: work ethic, character, relationships, teamwork, communication and etiquette, honesty, cultural competence, personal image, and personal health and wellness. Revised and improved throughout, this edition gives students a clear understanding of where they fit in the changing health care system, why patient satisfaction is more important than ever, how to behave with the professionalism that both employers and patients demand, and how to move forward in their own careers. Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab MyHealthProfessionsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive activities allow for students to become self-aware, role play, and prepare for future interviews and on-the-job interactions. Within its structured environment, students gain knowledge that will carry through to their professional careers. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHealthProfessionsLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyHealthProfessionsLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHealthProfessionsLab, search for: 013445880X / 9780134458809 Professionalism in Health Care Plus NEW MyHealthProfessionsLab with Pearson eText--Access Card Package, 5e package consists of: 0134294009 / 9780134294001 MyHealthProfessionsLab -- Access Card -- for Professionalism in Health Care 0134415671 / 9780134415673 Professionalism in Health Care

Policy Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323241441
Release Date: 2015-05-14
Genre: Medical

Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.

Community Health Nursing

Author: Judith Ann Allender
Publisher:
ISBN: 0781721229
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Medical

he Fifth Edition of this comprehensive text has been thoroughly revised to present an increased emphasis on self care. New to this edition are: enhanced appendices and reference tools; Web sites/phone numbers of pertinent health care agencies; critical thinking exercises that require Internet searches; and additional photos and tables. Ten chapters have been updated with state-of-the-art information about environmental health and safety; issues of working with populations and groups; prevention of and intervention in community crises; family health assessment/practice; and more

Culture Health and Illness

Author: Cecil Helman
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9781483193472
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Political Science

Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals covers basic ideas and research in medical anthropology. The book starts by discussing the scope of medical anthropology and the cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology, including the body structure and its functions. The text describes the clinical significance of food in diet and nutrition, social and cultural aspects of medical pluralism and health care. Doctor-patient interactions; social, psychological and cultural factors associated with pain; and non-pharmacological influences of medication, in relation to placebos, psychotropic and narcotic drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are also considered. The book then covers the type of rituals that relate to health and illness and the management of misfortune. The text also encompasses transcultural psychiatry, the cultural aspects of stress, and cultural factors in epidemiology. The selection is useful to health professions (doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, medical social workers, and nutritionists); those involved in health education or foreign medical aid; undergraduate students taking up these disciplines; and those studying anthropology or sociology.

Community and Home Health Nursing

Author: Judith Ann Allender
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0397554567
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

Divided into two sections, this review book provides information on both community and home health nursing. Utilizing a parallel structure, the text focuses on the most important aspects of each discipline. There are special sections regarding cultural considerations, quality management in community health-care services, substance abusing populations, disasters, violence and special populations. Each chapter offers a bibliography, study questions and answer key, with rationale for correct and incorrect answers. A comprehensive test and answer key at the back of the book are designed for self-assessment and preparation for certification examinations.

Community Public Health Nursing Practice E Book

Author: Frances A. Maurer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293747
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Medical

Focusing on practical, need-to-know information, Community/Public Health Nursing Practice helps you learn how to apply the nursing process at the community and family level. It features an engaging, easy-to-understand writing style, as well as assessment tools, detailed case studies, and clinical examples that demonstrate how key concepts apply to real-world practice. Additional resources on the companion Evolve website expand and enhance content within the text. Practical features including Case Studies, Ethics in Practice, and The Nursing Process in Practice illustrate real-world applications of key community/public health nursing concepts. A complete unit on the community as client helps you understand how the assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation steps of the nursing process apply to the community, as opposed to an individual. A chapter devoted to community assessment provides a complete assessment tool and shows you how the tool applies to two different types of communities. UNIQUE! A chapter on screening and referral promotes population-focused practice, which is the crux of community/public health nursing. A separate unit on the family emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client. A complete discussion of the Minnesota Wheel helps you better understand this widely-accepted framework for community/public health nursing practice. Helpful sections such as Focus Questions, Chapter Outlines, Key Ideas, and Learning by Experience and Reflection help you pinpoint essential information. NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the text help you identify common health risk factors in populations and families. NEW! Coverage of health care reform, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), explores how current health care legislation impacts community/public health nursing. NEW! Discussions of community health "hot button" issues, such as human trafficking, genital circumcision, and bullying, introduce you to today's health care challenges. NEW! Information on weather-related disaster fatalities, bioterrorism, and national and state planning responses familiarize you with current, relevant issues which affect the health of populations worldwide and shape the role of the community/public health nurse.