Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice

ISBN-10: 0805373640

ISBN-13: 9780805373646

Edition: 2002

Authors: Naomi E. Ervin

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For graduate community health nursing and public health nursing courses with content on advanced practice including foundations of practice, community assessment, program planning, program implementation, and program evaluation. Courses for students in primary care, occupational health nursing, school nursing and home health care could also use the book for focus on the content indicated. This book was written to provide a comprehensive source for students specializing in community health nursing and public health nursing. For the first time, one text contains the major current approaches to conceptualizing advanced community health nursing practice and the processes used in practice. The depth of material is not found in any other current text designed specifically for graduate level students.
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Book details

List price: $111.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/3/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 498
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Sylvia A. Price, Ph.D, R.N. is a Retired Professor from the College of Nursing in the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TNNaomi E. Ervin, Ph.D, R.N., C.S. FAAN, is an Associate Professor at the Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

Preface
Contributors
Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice
Introduction to Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice
Defining Advanced Nursing Practice
Defining Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice
Models of Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice
Maintaining the Focus of Practice
Understanding the Core Processes of Advanced Practice
Understanding the Core Public Health Functions
Understanding the Interdisciplinary Nature of Advanced Practice
Acquiring Leadership Skills for Advanced Practice
Foundations and Context of Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice
Foundations of Practice
Standards of Practice
Certification
The Changing Health Care System
Nursing Care Delivery Organizations
Community Assessment Process
The Community
Defining Community
Conceptualizing Community
Applying Conceptualizations of Community
Overview of the Community Assessment Process
Purposes of Conducting a Community Assessment
Comparing the Community Assessment Process and the Nursing Assessment Process
Uses of Community Assessments in Subspecialties
Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Assessment
Community Assessment Process
Exploring Frameworks and Models for Guiding a Community Assessment
Nursing Practice Knowledge
Frameworks and Models Used to Guide the Community Assessment Process
Criteria for Selecting a Community Assessment Framework or Model
Applying the Criteria to Select a Framework
Locating Sources of Data
Overview of Data Sources
Types of Data
Sources of Data for a Community Assessment
Using Methods of Data Collection
Participant Observation
Windshield/Walking Survey
Focus Groups
Key Informants
Delphi Technique
Surveys
Archival Data
Literature Review
Choosing Data Collection Methods
Planning and Conducting the Community Assessment
Preassessment Phase
Preassessment Activities
Using a Framework or Model to Guide the Community Assessment Process
Conducting the Data Collection Phase of the Community Assessment
Transition City: A Community Assessment
Community Diagnosis: Analysis and Synthesis of Data and Information
Definition of Community Diagnosis
Importance of Formulating Community Diagnoses
Differentiating Among Community Diagnoses, Community Needs, and Community Problems
Analyzing and Synthesizing Data from Multiple Sources
Program Planning
Overview of Program Planning
Community Health Nursing's Unique Framework
Relationship of Community Assessment to Program Planning
Conceptual Frameworks and Models to Guide Program Planning
Case Study: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Formulating Program Goals and Objectives
Relationship of Goals and Objectives to Program Planning
Goals and Objectives
Elements Required for Complete Objectives
Approaches for Specifying Program Objectives
Focusing Program Planning
Steps to Focus Program Planning
Using Research in Practice
Using Theory in Practice
Developing a Program Plan
Components of a Program Plan
Resources to Consider in Program Planning
Using a Model for Program Plan Development
Relationship of Interventions to Program Plans
Use of a Research Base for Intervention Development
Program Plan Components at Individual, Group, and Community Levels
Plan for the Safety First at Home Program
Developing Budgets for Program Plans
Relationship of Budgets to Program Plans
Financial Terms and the Budgeting Process
Types of Budgets
Budgeting Approaches
Factors to Consider in Planning a Budget
Funding for Community Health Programs
Program Implementation
Overview of Program Implementation
Models of Change
Phases of Program Implementation
Role of the Change Agent in Program Implementation
Relationship of Interventions and Program Implementation
Political Environment and Program Implementation
Monitoring Program Implementation
Components of Successful Program Implementation
Enhancing Community Involvement and Ownership
Revisions of the Program Plan
Program Evaluation
Overview of Program Evaluation
History
Definition of Program Evaluation
The Relationship of Program Evaluation to Research
Purposes of Program Evaluation
Models to Guide Program Evaluation
The Relationship of Program Evaluation to Community Assessment and Program Planning
Developing a Program Evaluation Plan
Focusing the Evaluation
Building Evaluation Designs
Understanding Evaluation Designs
Internal and External Validity of Evaluation Designs
Sampling for Evaluation Studies
Collecting Baseline Data
Involving Interdisciplinary Team Members and Community Members
Measuring Program Effectiveness
Definition of Program Effectiveness
Measuring Program Effectiveness
Selecting Existing Measures for Program Evaluation
Developing New Measures for Program Evaluation
Relationship of Program Evaluation to Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement Activities
Using Nursing Classification Systems in Program Evaluation
Conducting a Program Evaluation
The Role of the Evaluator
Sources of Data for Program Evaluation
The Relationship Between Goals and Objectives and Data Analysis Methods
Selecting Analysis Methods
Presenting the Evaluation Report
Revising Programs
Weighing Statistical and Practical Significance
Sustainability
Involving the Community in the Revision Phase
Political and Organizational Environment for Program Changes
The Case of a Primary Care Community Nursing Center
Future Directions for Advanced Practice
Utilizing Research in Advanced Practice
Creating a Practice Environment for Research Utilization
Disseminating Research Findings in the Practice Setting
Practice Guidelines
Evidence-Based Practice
Role of the Advanced Practice Community Health Nurse in Facilitating Evidence-Based Practice
Research Utilization for Policy Formulation
Index
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