Public Health Nursing, Policy, Politics and Practice

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Author: L. Louise Ivanov; Carolyn L. Blue
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401839659
ISBN 10: 1401839657
Copyright: 2008

Price: $76.95

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Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice presents cutting edge public health nursing content that focuses on populations and aggregates, the political process, public health nursing activism, and leadership in health policy development. Coverage of high risk populations, health policy, and disaster preparedness makes this text a unique tool for the public health nurse and administrator. A focus on the Healthy People 2010 objectives underscores the core functions of population-based practice and prepares the public health nurse for the challenges of today’s global health issues.

Readers searching for an innovative and focused text will turn to Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice for the answers.


  • Focus on politics, health policy, and public health nursing activism to improve the health of populations
  • Research Application boxes highlight evidence-based research and the implications of findings for public health nursing practice
  • Practice Application features show how public health principles impact daily nursing practice, using real-life examples and scenarios
  • Comprehensive Resources list in each chapter gives organization name, contact information, and a brief description of how this resource is helpful
  • Content on cost analysis (chapters 7 and 8), an important consideration in all nursing care
  • Thorough coverage of vulnerable populations (maternal/child, elderly, rural, migrant, immigrant, homeless, substance abusers), and health disparities among minority and ethnic groups offers a framework for public health nursing care
  • A unique chapter on disaster preparedness covers the public health nurse's role and responsibility

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