Community As Partner : Theory and Practice in Nursing
Prepare your students for professional nursing practice in the community.
Packed with real-life examples and the latest information in the field, this award-winning book helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to develop true partnerships with communities. Using their renowned Community As Partner Model to illustrate how the community, environment, health, and nursing intertwine, the authors take students through the entire nursing process with a real-life community as an example. Retaining the features that have made the book a classic around the world, this edition offers a foundational overview of the concepts of epidemiology, environment, culture, ethics, empowerment, health policy, informatics, bioterrorism, and emerging infectious diseases as they relate to community health, while enhancing coverage of timely topics, such as Participatory Research and the latest on the Affordable Care Act.
Highlights of the 8th Edition
A focus on the practical skills outlined by ACHNE as essential for generalist nurses prepares students to do a community assessment, analyze data, form a community nursing diagnosis, and plan, implement, and evaluate a community health program.
The book's Community As Partner Model inspires students to contribute to the reduction of global health challenges and to promote health for all, including marginalized populations and school communities, rural communities, and faith communities.
Built-in learning tools, include Learning Objectives , Take Note boxes that highlight key concepts as students go through the steps of the nursing process for a community, chapter-ending Critical Thinking Questions that enable students to review and apply chapter content, and Further Readings that offer additional references.
Enhanced Instructor's Resources include PowerPoints with lecture notes and iClicker questions and a revised NCLEX-style Test Bank featuring more questions at the application level and higher.