Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations (5Th Ed.)

Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations (5Th Ed.)

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Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the health of populations (5th ed.) Mary A Nies and Melanie McEwen (2011) ISBN: 978-1-43770860-8; Elsevier Saunders, St Louis, MO, USA

This textbook provides a very broad introduction to a wide range of content relevant to community health and public health nursing. It covers introductory concepts central to these areas of practice including the health care system, issues that infl uence the health of the community, populations including vulnerable populations, common population health problems and a selection of community settings where nurses work. The textbook introduces students of nursing to the social determinants of health and locates the health of populations within this framework, emphasising the importance of upstream (primary health care, health promotion) as well as downstream interventions for improved population health outcomes. The textbook is written for undergraduate students of nursing and has many case studies, and examples of nursing practice. It also has learning objectives, key terms, content, summary and learning activities in each chapter. …

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