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Caring for the Vulnerable, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research

Author(s): Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor, WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, MS, MPH, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Frontier Nursing University, Riverside, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781284066272
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     616 pages      © 2016
Price: $102.95 US List
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"This is a unique book that covers many aspects of caring for vulnerable persons. It can be used as a reference by nursing students and practicing nurses.” Michalene A King, PhD, RN, CNE, Robert Morris University, for Doody’s Review Service

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Caring for the Vulnerable Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations. The text specifically addresses how vulnerability affects the field of nursing and its care givers and focuses on how to work with these populations. Written from a global perspective, the Fourth Edition provides an overview of treatments and issues as well presents a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable with the ultimate goal of providing culturally competent care.

• Content specific to practicing DNPs
• Coverage of integrating military personnel into the general population
• Discusses human trafficking, health disparities and complementary medicine


Applicable Courses

Caring for Vulnerable Populations
Population Health

Unit  I  Concepts and Theories
Chapter  1  Vulnerable Populations: Vulnerable People
Chapter  2  The Advocacy of Role Providers
Chapter  3  Cultural Competence and Resilience
Chapter  4  Social Justice in Nursing: A Review of the Literature
Chapter  5  Low Literacy and Vulnerable Clients
Chapter  6  Nursing Theories Applied to Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  7  Applying Middle Range Concepts and Theories to the Care of Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  8  The Utility of Leininger's Cultural Care Theory with Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  9  Application of the Health Belief Model in Women with Gestational Diabetes
Chapter  10  Common Sense Model of Illness Behaviors: Older Adults Diagnosed with Acute Myocardial Infarction
Unit  II  Research
Chapter  11  Research with Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Developed and Developing Countries
Chapter  12  Sample Qualitative Research Proposal: A Study to Develop a Disclosure to Children Intervention for HIV/AIDS Infected Women
Chapter  13  Sample Quantitative Research Proposal: Effect of Video-Based Education on Knowledge and Perceptions of Risk for Breast Cancer Genes BRCA-1 and BRCA2 in Urban Latinas
Chapter  14  Life History of Jim: “I am Not Broken”
Chapter  15  The Use of Community-Based Participatory Action Research to Understand and Work with Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  16  Decreasing Vulnerability in Birth: Waterbirth in Military
Chapter  17  Women of Oman: A Systematic Review of Health Issues
Unit  III  Practice and Programs
Chapter  18  Transcultural Aspects of Perinatal Health Care of Somali Women
Chapter  19  Navy Nurses: Vulnerable People Caring for Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  20  Pet Therapy in Nursing
Chapter  21  Undocumented Immigrants: Connecting With the Disconnected
Chapter  22  Developing Population-Based Programs for the Vulnerable
Chapter  23  Childhood Autism in a Rural Environment: Reaching Vulnerable Children and Their Families
Chapter  24  Developing a Nurse Practitioner-Run Center for Residents in Rural Appalachia
Chapter  25  Negotiating the “World:” Nursing Interventions for a Vulnerable Prison Population Before and After Parole
Chapter  26  Role Transition for Immigrant Women: Vulnerabilities and Strengths
Chapter  27  Youthful Resilience: Programs that Promote Health in Adolescence
Chapter  28  Culture, Collaboration, and Community: Participatory Action Anthropology in Development of Senior ConNEXTions
Chapter  29  Adolescents and Low Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Unit  IV  Teaching-Learning
Chapter  30  Teaching Nurses about Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  31  Caring for Vulnerable Populations: The Role of the DNP Prepared Nurse
Chapter  32  Community Action by Undergraduate Students on Behalf of Trafficked Children
Chapter  33  The College Bound Adolescent with a Mental Health Disorder
Chapter  34  Homeless College Students
Chapter  35  Teaching Nurse Practitioners about Sex Trafficking: An Honors Capstone Project
Chapter  36  Family Nursing Clinical Immersion in Lac du Flambeau
Chapter  37  Teaching Psychiatric and Community Health Simulations for Vulnerable
Unit  V  Policy
Chapter  38  Public Policy and Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  39  The Samfie Man Revisited: Sex Tourism and Trafficking
Chapter  40  Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Policy and Advocacy for Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  41  Health Systems and Human Resources for Health: New Dimensions in Global Health Nursing

Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN-Professor, WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

Mary de Chesnay, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN is the former Director of the WellStar School of Nursing and Interim Director of the KSU Community Clinic Program at Kennesaw State University. A family therapist since 1973, she is an applied anthropologist currently studying resilience and success at overcoming trauma, major illness or disaster.

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Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, MS, MPH, RN, CNM, FACNM-FAAN, Professor Emerita, Frontier Nursing University, Riverside, California

Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, is the director of the DNP program at the Frontier Nursing University. Her current research focuses on vulnerability as it relates to the nursing workforce shortage in both the U.S. and in developing nations.

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