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Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations

Author(s): Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Pace University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing
Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN, Professor, Pace University College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing
  • ISBN-13: 9781284078107
  • Paperback    214 pages      © 2017
Price: $87.95 US List
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Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations is a new and innovative text that examines the broad definition of “primary health care” and incorporates a nursing perspective with a global and population-based focus. This text presents the enduring relationship that nurses have had in pioneering primary health care with an a population-based, professional and global perspective throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This text offers nurse educators and nursing education programs a way to broaden their curriculum to encompass the concepts of primary health care and population-based care within their coursework. Each chapter emphasizes the essential role and value that the nursing profession plays in addressing health care in the United Stated both individually and collectively through advocacy and policy work.

Key Features

  • Examines the nursing profession as an important and relevant player in primary health care
  • Offers a variety of perspectives on primary health care in action
  • Showcases nursing’s role in developing and implementing primary health care initiatives, both historically and currently

Applicable Courses

Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care
Population-Based Health Care

1  Historical Exemplars in Nursing
2  An Awakening of an Idea: Principles of Primary Health Care in the Declaration of the Alma-Ata
3  Nursing’s Role in Building a Culture of Health
4  Social Justice, Nursing Advocacy, and Health Inequities: A Primary Health Care Perspective
5  The Economics of Caring for Populations: A Primary Health Care Perspective
6  Coalitions, Partnerships, & Shared Decision-making: A PHC Perspective
7  "I told them, leave it alone; it's OUR Center:” Advocacy and Activism in Primary Health Care
8  Integrated Healthcare Without Walls—Technology-Assisted Primary Health Care
9  Global Nursing: Primary Health Care Perspective In Caring for Populations
10  Culturally Sensitive Primary Health Care Interventions: Three Exemplars
11  Community-Based Participatory Research and Primary Health Care: Working with the People

Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN-Professor, Pace University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing

Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, graduated in 1971 from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing where she graduated with a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  She received a Master’s of Nursing as a Family Nurse Clinician (with a focus on aging) in 1984 from Mercy College, and later received a Doctorate of Nursing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1989.  She has worked in public health in both urban and suburban settings.  Currently, Dr. Lewenson is a professor of nursing at the College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University.  She integrates nursing history research into her courses addressing primary health care, decision-making, nursing education, and nursing research. Throughout her career, she has served in several leadership positions in nursing and has received several honors for her work.  Her honors include the Kenan award for teaching excellence, the 2011 Agnes Dillon Randolf Scholar from the University of Virginia Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Outstanding Scholarship and Research Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, induction into the Hall of Fame of the Alumni Association of Hunter College, and the American Association for the History of Nursing Lavinia Dock Award for Historical Scholarship and Research in Nursing for her work, Taking Charge: Nursing, Suffrage, and Feminism in America, 1873-1920. Dr. Lewenson is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.  Her most recent research examines the history of the American Red Cross Town and Country Rural Nursing Service – a service that provided primary health care like services to populations living in rural settings between 1912 and 1948.

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Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN-Professor, Pace University College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing

Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN, has been a nurse since 1976 and has primarily practiced in public health, community, and long-term care nursing.  She holds a Baccalaureate Degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, a Master of Science Degree in Primary Health Care Nursing of the Aged from Seton Hall University, and a PhD from Adelphi University.  Dr. Londrigan has published in the areas of gerontology as well as areas pertaining to public health, health promotion and disease prevention. Her research has also focused on older adults living in the community. She has maintained a faculty practice in public health throughout her career. She has served in several academic administrative positions until recently where she returned to the faculty role. Dr. Londrigan actively participated in Zeta Omega Westchester-Rockland County at-large- Chapter, of Sigma Theta Tau International and served a term as the president of this chapter.  Presently, Dr. Londrigan is a faculty member at Pace University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing.  Her research reflects her interest in aging and public health nursing. At the present time she is conducting a qualitative inquiry in the area of shared decision- making in nursing practice. Her book, Decision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Practice received the American Journal of Nursing 2008 Book of the Year Award.

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