Description : Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
Description : Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project undertaken by the Globalisation Knowledge Network (GKN) of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Chapters examine such questions as: How has trade liberalisation affected the social determinants of health? How has globalization affected food security, nutrition and equitable access to water and sanitation? How well do present global governance structures take account of the health equity effects associated with the social determinants of health? This landmark volume will be a necessary addition for researchers and scholars studying the field of globalization, health and social policy, and public health across the social sciences.
Description : There is a renewed sense of urgency to alleviate human suffering and public attention has increased its focus on corporate philanthropy and social investing. Likewise, non-profit organizations find themselves under greater pressure to dem- strate impact and the demand for greater ‘transparency’ on the donor community and government agencies now require a more transparent accounting of spending on social programs that support the disenfranchised. This book is intended to be a guide for Community Health Care Programs interested in enhancing their lo- term sustainability through the appropriate use of their evaluation results. The book has been designed for ease of use and provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of basic evaluation methods. For the last twenty years, The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program has awarded funding to more than 150 pioneering non-profit organizations for unique projects that address disparities in America’s delivery of health care to poor and underserved citizens. By supporting essential, community-based health care organizations, the program helps to break down health care barriers for me- cally underserved populations by improving their access to quality services.
Description : The Handbook offers an introduction to the key elements of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), addressing the practical economic and legal aspects of the regulatory policies in PTAs.
Description : Packed with current examples you can easily relate to, Tischler’s INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, 11E delivers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in a succinct and affordable format. The author begins by equipping you with tools for success, including tips for how to read, study, and take tests more effectively. A built-in study guide and practice tests ensure thorough understanding. The text threads two basic ideas throughout: sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline, and basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. With its streamlined 16 chapters, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, 11E delivers cutting-edge coverage that is concise yet thorough--and makes sociology completely accessible. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This is the second edition of this publication which examines the lifecycle of products and the types of waste that are produced at each stage of the process, relating to production, distribution, consumption and disposal stages. It considers key issues and highlights global trends in waste production and management, using accessible graphics, maps and text both within and beyond the scope of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Wastes and their Disposal. The main objective is to raise public awareness of the need for environmentally sound waste management in order to help conserve natural resources and promote sustainable development. This publication has been produced by UNEP/GRID-Arendal in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.
Description : Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community. Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.
Description : Ecosystems are - or can be - the wealth of the poor. For many living in severe poverty, there has always been a daily lifeline - an asset for those with few other material assets. This text argues that the generative power of nature can act as a fundamental stepping stone in the economic integration of the poor.
Description : Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in obstetrics. Includes list of reviews and websites for further reading plus interactive DVD ROM. Previous edition published in 2001.