Community health theory and practice for the advanced practice nurse. Includes chapters on assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating with case studies.
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This book is on community theory and practice tools for advanced practice nurses who work in the community. Simple in its presentation but rigorous in its coverage of related theories and concepts. It reviews community health nursing and advanced practice and then presents Helvie's 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 interventions, addressing such topics as multilevel community interventipons,: diffusion and maintenance of community change; mass media and the political process; coalition building among professionals and lay organizations as well as nurasing centers and the schools: and rural health care. In addition to numerous assessment instruments and other tools found throughout the book, case studies follow nearly every chapter to illuminate the content. Clinicians early in their community advasnced practice will find the extensive assessment example of an actual community in the Rudyville Community Analysis especially interesting.