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Community Health Nursing: Advocacy for Population Health


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Now more than ever–locally, nationally, globally–society is in need of community health services. This book emphasizes the application of community health nursing as it relates to specific populations, settings, and community health problems. Theoretically and scientifically sound, as well as practical and applicable, this resource is a thorough introduction to the specialty. Unit I sets the stage for practice by describing the context in which community health nursing occurs. Unit II examines community health nursing as a specialized area of practice, exploring its population focus and the attributes and features making it unique. Unit III presents common processes used in community health nursing. Unit IV examines community health nursing care provided to special population groups. Unit V presents community health nursing practice in specialized settings. Finally, Unit VI focuses on community health nursing practice related to common population health problems. For nurse generalists–who need to function in any setting, providing care to individuals, families, communities, and population groups.

About the Author

Mary Jo Clark, PhD, RN, PHN has been practicing and teaching community health nursing for 40 years. After completing her BSN degree at the University of San Francisco, she received her introduction to global community health nursing as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Vita, India, a rural town with a population of about 3,000. Returning to the United States, Dr. Clark employed her cross-cultural expertise as a Public Health Nurses in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. In 1973, she became a pediatric nurse practitioner, and later began teaching community health nursing at East Tennessee State University. She completed a masters degree in community health nursing at Texas Women’s University and a PhD in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. Moving with her Army nurse husband to Augusta, Georgia, she taught graduate and undergraduate community health at the Medical College of Georgia. For the past 20 years, Dr. Clark has taught at baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. In addition to her full-time teaching and writing, Dr. Clark has maintained an active community health nursing practice. She is well known in the community health nursing field and has provided consultation and made presentations across the country and overseas. Her many and varied experiences in community health nursing in the United States and abroad form the core of the material presented in this book.

Table of Contents

Clark, Community Health Nursing: Advocating for Healthy Populations, 5e

Table of Contents


Unit I              The Context for Community Health Nursing

Chapter 1         Community Health Nursing as Advocacy

Chapter 2         The Population Context

Chapter 3         The Historical Context

Chapter 4         The Theoretical Context

Chapter 5         The Health System Context

Chapter 6         The Global Health Context            ****NEW CHAPTER****

Chapter 7         The Political Context

Chapter 8         The Economic Context

Chapter 9         The Cultural Context

Chapter 10       The Environmental Context


Unit II Approaches to Community Health Nursing

Chapter 11       Health Promotion

Chapter 12       Case Management

Chapter 13       Community Empowerment            ****NEW CHAPTER**** 


Unit III Care of Special Populations

Chapter 14       Care of Families

Chapter 15       Care of Communities

Chapter 16       Meeting the Health Needs of Child and Adolescent Populations

Chapter 17       Meeting the Health Needs of Women

Chapter 18       Meeting the Health Needs of Men

Chapter 19       Meeting the Health Needs of Older Clients

Chapter 20       Meeting the Health Needs of Poor and Homeless Populations


Unit IV Care of Populations in Specialized Settings

Chapter 21       Care of Clients in the Home Setting

Chapter 22       Care of Clients in Official and Voluntary Health Agencies

Chapter 23       Care of Clients in the School Setting

Chapter 24       Care of Clients in Work Settings

Chapter 25       Care of Clients in Urban and Rural Settings

Chapter 26       Care of Clients in Correctional Settings

Chapter 27       Care of Clients in Disaster Settings


Unit V Population Health Issues

Chapter 28       Communicable Diseases

Chapter 29       Chronic Disease

Chapter 30       Community Mental Health

Chapter 31       Substance Abuse

Chapter 32       Societal Violence




Appendix A      Quad Council PHN Competencies

Appendix B      Information on Selected Communicable Diseases

Appendix C      Selected Cultural Beliefs, Behaviors, and Practices

Appendix D      Nursing Interventions for Common Health Problems in Children and Adolescents


Product Details

Clark, Mary Jo Dummer
Academic Internet Publishers
Clark, Mary Jo
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Clark, Mary Jo Ph.D., RN
Mary Jo Clark Ph.D., RN
Nursing - Home & Community Care
Community health nursing
Nursing Process
Nursing - General
Health and Medicine-Nursing
Edition Number:
MyNursingLab Series
Publication Date:
March 2007
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
11 x 8.7 x 1.5 in 2195 gr

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