The text describes the role of the APRN in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at the national and global level, and provides guidance on how to conduct community assessments. New topics include pay for performance implemented by the S, the overconsumption of salt and increasing use of electronic cigarettes, toxic stress, and more. High-level discussion questions and exercises help to reinforce core concepts. New online materials for faculty include answers to problem sets and supplemental discussion questions. In addition to its value as a primary course textbook in a DNP program, the text also serves as a supplementary text for graduate community health nursing programs.
New to the Second Edition:Delivers essential content for Doctoral Nursing Practice (DNP) programs as outlined by the AACN Explains how new technology and social media can be used to improve population outcomes and develop innovative interventions Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion Presents a timely new chapter on global health in population-based nursing Covers ACA-related requirements such as conducting community health needs assessmentsProvides updated information in all chapters with relevant examples, case studies, discussion questions, and references Offers guidelines on the APRNís role in policy-making Presents expanded information on causality, confounding, and describes a comprehensive approach to measuring and interpreting survival data including prognosis Updates program design and development
Key Features:Focuses on both epidemiology and population-based nursing competencies Describes the APRN role in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at local, national, and global levels Provides guidance in conducting community assessments Includes examples of successful strategies used to improve population outcomes Explains how new technology and social media can be used for the improvement of population outcomes and the development of new and creative interventions. Provides a strong foundation in epidemiologic methodology including mortality measures, the validity and reliability of testing, study designs, sample size, assessing risk and causality, and data analysis and interpretation Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion to help students synthesize, integrate, and apply information
The book begins with a thorough and accessible introduction to the principles of home health care, including a discussion of supporting theoretical frameworks and information on managing complexities, transitioning patients to home care, and preparation for the home visit. Subsequent sections are comprised entirely of case studies organized by body system. Though cases are diverse in content, each is presented in a consistent manner, incorporating relevant data about the patient and caregivers and the approach to patient care and promoting a logical approach to patient presentation. Cases also include helpful tips about reimbursement practices, cultural competence, community resources, and rehabilitation needs.
Praise for the first edition:
"More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals, and practices into a lucid introductory text."
óSally Guttmacher, PhD
Professor, Director, Masterís in Community Public Health Program
New York University
This second edition of Introduction to Public Health is the only text to encompass the new legislation implemented by the Affordable Care Act, with its focus on prevention and its increase in funding for prevention research. Updated and thoroughly revised, this foundational resource surveys all major topics related to the U.S. public health system, including organization on local and national levels, financing, workforce, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics. The text is unique in combining the perspectives of both academicians and public health officials, and examines new job opportunities and the growing interest in the public health field.
Comprehensive and accessible, the text discusses a variety of new trends in public health, particularly regarding primary care and public health partnerships. The second edition also includes information about new accountability initiatives and workforce requirements to contribute to health services research and clinical outcomes research in medical care. The text stresses the increasing emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness, and equity in achieving population health improvements, and goes beyond merely presenting information to analyze the question of whether the practice of public health achieves its promise. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and case studies. Also included are an instructorís manual with test questions (covering every major public health improvement initiative and introducing every major data system sponsored by the U.S. public health system) and PowerPoint slides. The bookís nine chapters address the history of U.S. public health from its inception and offer a sweeping examination of topics in organization and financing, infectious disease control, injury and noninfectious diseases, system performance, system improvement, public health leadership, building healthy communities, and the future of public health.
New to the Second Edition:Completely updated and revised Addresses changes brought about by Obamacare Discusses building healthy communities and the determinants of health Adds new chapter on public health leadership Covers new developments in treating Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and other illnesses Investigates intentional injuries such as suicide, homicide, and war
Key Features:Provides information that is holistic, comprehensive, and accessible Covers all major topics of organization, financing, leadership, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics Relates current public health practice to the fieldís history and mission Analyzes successful and unsuccessful aspects of health care delivery
Areas covered include killer diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and obesity. It discusses the arguments for and against immunization and looks at issues which impact your health such as the environment and pollution. There is a detailed section on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and the problems it poses for healthcare providers and caregivers, and this is coupled with all the other issues that arise from a growing aging population.
Finally the book discusses external threats such as pandemics, Ebola, and other diseases that can rapidly spread from continent to continent and what is and should be done to contain them.
About the Series:
The Critical Documents Series looks at critical issues of our times. It provides non-partisan information with no spin about critical players, events, and information from and about Washington from as many sources as possible — from scientific journals and government reports to political manifestos and lobby group publications. It presents arguments for and against the issues covered so that you the reader can come to your own conclusions.