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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition

Author(s): Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN, Professor, Pace University College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing
Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Pace University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing
  • ISBN-13: 9781284121292
  • Product With Access Code    464 pages      © 2018
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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource for students and faculty interested in public health nursing and education. The text takes a historical perspective in covering the challenges of public health nursing and offers evidence for why things are done the way they are. The authors accomplish this by providing a world view of various types of clinical experiences and by encouraging a conversation around how to invite the population to be active and engaged in the initiatives which promote public health.

The Third Edition covers the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care inclusive of epidemiology and social epidemiology, evidence-based practice for population health. In addition, coverage of technology for research, data storage, retrieval, trend identification, as well as technological innovations for educational program delivery to a population and social networking are also featured.

Key Features:

  • New chapter on the ethics of population-based care
  • New chapter on the environment
  • Minnesota Department of Health population-based intervention wheel
  • Expanded content on disaster preparedness featuring case studies on Hurricane Katrina and the disaster in Haiti
  • Additional information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Navigate 2 Companion Website

Applicable Courses

Public Health Nursing Courses
Community Health Nursing Courses
This text may also be useful in other health professions given the emphasis on Primary Health Care, which is interdisciplinary in focus. 



Chapter  1  What Is Public Health and Public Health Nursing?
Chapter  2  Public Health Nursing in the United States: A History
Chapter  3  Assessment: Using the Public Health Nursing Assessment Tool
Chapter  4  Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Social Epidemiology
Chapter  5  Educating Public Health Nurses to Do the Work
Chapter  6  Evidence-Based Practice From a Public Health Perspective
Chapter  7  Informatics in Public Health Nursing
Chapter  8  Considerations of Culture in the Health of the Public
Chapter  9  Healthcare Policy and Politics: The Risk and Rewards for Public Health Nurses
Chapter  10  Social Justice and the Ethics of Public Health Practice
Chapter  11  Hitting the Pavement: Intervention of Case-Finding: Outreach, Screening, Surveillance, and Disease and Health Event Investigation
Chapter  12  Running the Show: Referral and Follow-up, Case Management, and Delegated Functions
Chapter  13  Working It Out: Consultation, Counseling, and Health Teaching
Chapter  14  Working Together: Collaboration, Coalition Building, and Community Organizing
Chapter  15  Getting the Word Out: Advocacy, Social Marketing, and Policy Development and Enforcement
Chapter  16  Protecting, Sustaining, and Empowering: A Historical Perspective on the Control of Epidemics
Chapter  17  Historical Highlights in Disaster Nursing
Chapter  18  Present-Day Disasters and Disaster Management: Social Determinants of Health and Community Collaboration
Chapter  19  Environment and Health
Chapter  20  Epilogue: Nursing and Primary Health Care

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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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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