An Introduction to Issues in Community Health Nursing in Canada

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Mosby, 1996 - Medical - 124 pages
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An Introduction to Issues in Community Health Nursing in Canada focuses on current issues in community health nursing from a Canadian perspective with an emphasis on Primary Health Care. It clearly and concisely describes the unique opportunities facing community health nurses in Canada today.
This authoritative and insightful book explores the historical roots of community health nursing in Canada and gives an overview of its growth and development to the present; gives an overview of the development of national health insurance in Canada and the values behind it as they apply to Primary Health Care; explores the growth of Primary Health Care and the principles behind it as the means for achieving "health for all" in Canada; describes the growth of ambulatory care centres and home care programs and outlines a model for Primary Health Care practice; discusses strategies for addressing legal and ethical dilemmas nurses will encounter in community settings; reports on the progress of nursing research in Canada over the last decade and the implications of this research for community health nursing practice; and discusses current health care issues such as financing for increased cost of care, allocation of health care resources, maldistribution of physicians, and underutilization of nurses.

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The Growth of Community Health Nursing in Canada
The Shape and Structure of Health Care in Canada
Primary Health Care and the Health of Communities

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