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Advanced Practice Nursing in the Community


© 1997 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In this new text-reference, Dr. Carl Helvie explores the realm of community health care for advanced practice nurses currently working in community care or requiring an awareness and understanding of its salient issues. Simple in its presentation but rigorous in its coverage of related theories and concepts, Advanced Practice Nursing in the Community reviews community health nursing and advanced practice and then presents the Helvie Energy Theory as a guiding framework for the remainder of the volume. This comprehensive volume comprises thoughtful discussions of the economic, environmental, and sociocultural influences on community health, providing a foundation for subsequent chapters on community assessment, analysis, and diagnosis. It examines community intervention, addressing such topics as multilevel community intervention; diffusion and maintenance of community change; mass media and the political process; coalition building among professional and lay organizations as well as nursing centers and the schools; and rural health care. In addition to numerous assessments and other tools found throughout the book, case studies follow nearly every chapter to illuminate the content. Clinicians early in their community advanced practice will find the extensive assessment example of an actual community in the Rudyville Community Analysis especially interesting.

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Community is a remarkably comprehensive and thought-provoking work. It is a must for both the community health specialist and advanced practice nurse seeking a reference for public and community health care.

 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW
 
Book Overview and Community Health Nursing Review
 
PART TWO: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
 
Theoretical Framework for a Community Focus
 
PART THREE: COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
 
Economic Forces Influencing Community Health
 
Environmental Forces Influencing Community Health
 
Social and Cultural Influences on Community Health
 
Community Assessment
 
Community Analysis and Community Diagnoses
 
PART FOUR: COMMUNITY PLANNING AND INTERVENTIONS
 
Planning Community Interventions
 
Planning for Diffusion and Maintenance of Community Changes
 
Community Intervention - Using Mass Media and the Political Process
 
Community Interventions - Empowerment, Coalition Building and Involving Lay and Professional Members and Organizations
 
Community Interventions - Nursing Centers, Mass Clinics, Partnerships, School Services
Jeri W Dunkin
Applying the Interventions in the Rural Area
 
PART FIVE: COMMUNITY EVALUATION
 
Evaluation of Community Interventions

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