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Community and Public Health Nursing, Second Edition

Learning to Make a Difference through Teamwork

by (author) Elizabeth Diem & Alwyn Moyer

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2015
General, Nurse & Patient
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
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Community health nurses need specialized knowledge and skills to succeed in their unique role in health promotion and disease prevention. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Community and Public Health Nursing provides students with an excellent foundation in the theories and concepts of community nursing while also delivering practical, step-by-step guidance in conducting community nursing projects in different settings and situations.This engaging text presents real-world public and community health issues as a context for understanding the complex realities of community nursing with diverse populations. The book is informed by over thirty years of practice, education, and research in community health nursing and is packed with case studies and practice examples. Its team-based approach emphasizes collaboration with communities and other health professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities.Discussion questions, key terms, learning objectives, classroom and seminar exercises, and online resources create a structured framework for learning. The second edition also features new content on health equity, health literacy, and community health nursing in disaster and emergency management. With an emphasis on understanding the clinical application of theories and standards, this text is the perfect resource for community health nursing courses.

About the authors

Elizabeth Diem taught community health nursing beginning in 1995 at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and from 1997–2011 at the University of Ottawa. She is currently a community health nursing education consultant and continues to be involved in the development and promotion of the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards.

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Alwyn Moyer has been active in community health program development and evaluation for over thirty years as a researcher, clinician, consultant, and educator. She currently works as a health consultant.

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Editorial Reviews

"Having been inspired by the earlier edition of this book, I am even more excited about this one. The educational possibilities are endless in a resource that provides sound theoretical and practical applications on how to engage in team work and collaborate effectively, build relationships and capacity with communities, and navigate the challenging work of policy advocacy and change for population health. This is an empowering text for nursing educators and students, written at an opportune time as working with communities becomes ever more complex."
—?Lynn Scruby, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

"Diem and Moyer’s book offers a unique contribution to the field of nursing. Current economic, social, and structural challenges make understanding the concepts of community and public health nursing essential to clinical practice. The challenges of dealing with epidemic diseases such as Ebola and navigating the health consequences of climate change require community and public health nurses to apply their knowledge and skills in many different settings locally and globally. This book offers practical examples of how to engage and effectively collaborate with communities to achieve the goal of health for all."
—?J. Craig Phillips, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

"Working as part of a team and integrating a project-based approach is a meaningful way for students to better understand the roles of the community health nurse. This go-to guide facilitates the nursing student’s ability to work with the community to meet health and wellness needs. A must-have for both students and new practitioners!"—?Kathy King, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Nipissing University/Canadore College

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