Public and Community Health Nursing Practice: A Population-Based Approach

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SAGE, 2004 - Medical - 503 pages
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Public health practice focuses on the prevention of disease and disability as a means of promoting the health of individuals and their communities. Achieving this is dependent on nurses and public health practitioners implementing the core functions of practice—assessment, assurance, and policy development. Because the public health workforce is composed of individuals from a number of disciplines with varying areas of expertise, there is a clear need for a thorough examination of the core competencies necessary for successful public health based on community needs. Developed as an advanced text for students in public and community health nursing, Public and Community Health Nursing Practice presents a comprehensive summary of the core functions of population-based practice. This practice is the cornerstone of the Healthy People 2010 national objectives, and the foundation upon which the health of a given community may be ensured.

The book’s population-based approach, theoretical content, and emphasis on evidence-based research are perfectly suited for faculty and students in nursing, public health, and behavioral medicine. Author Demetrius James Porche also includes current public health and nursing practice, making this a unique and indispensable reference for public and community health nurses and nursing administrators, as well as practitioners in other specialties, such as family or primary care nursing. The book also includes appendices, illustrations, tables, and chapter summaries that reiterate important public and community population-based health nursing content.  
 

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Contents

PopulationBased Public Health Practice
3
The Public Health System
17
PopulationBased Data
31
Behavioral Health Theories
49
Public HealthCommunity Health
69
Public Health Organizational Assessment
80
Environmental Health Assessment
91
Community Assessment and Analysis
107
Public Health Informatics
304
Public Health Policy Law and Ethics 3 15
317
The Development of Public Health Policy
324
Public Health Policy Formulation
334
Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation
344
Public Health Law and the Legal System
351
The Scope of Public Health Law
362
Public Health Ethics
372

Public Health Community Health
126
Community Development
144
CommunityLevel Interventions
159
Public Health and Community Health
173
Public Health Monitoring Evaluation
189
Performance Measurement and Improvement
208
Public Health Research
224
EvidenceBased Public Health Practice
237
Public HealthCommunity
249
Communication Collaboration
265
Public HealthCommunity Health
282
Fiscal and Human Resource Management
290
Appendixes
383
Appendix B Healthy People 2010
393
Epidemiological Glossary
429
CommunityBased Organization Assessment
437
Appendix E Hazardous Environmental
443
Appendix F Integrated Community
451
Appendix G Chronological List of Public Health Laws
469
Appendix H Institutions Concerned With Public Health
475
Subject Index
485
About the Author
503
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About the author (2004)

Demetrius James Porche, DNS, RN, is the Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Community Health Sciences Department. Dr. Porche received his Doctor of Nursing Science and Master of Nursing degrees from the Louisiana State University Medical Center. The focus of his research activities since the late 1980s has been HIV prevention. He serves as a consultant to several community-based organizations on behavioral and community level interventions. In addition, he serves as a program evaluation consultant to the state Office of Public Health and community-based organizations. Dr. Porche is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health.

http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/Faculty/CVs/dporchCV.pdf

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