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Community Health Nursing, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Caring for the Public's Health

Author(s): Karen Saucier Lundy, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi
Sharyn Janes, PhD, RN, ACRN, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9781449691493
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     1158 pages      © 2016
Price: $136.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, ten interactive scenarios, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition focuses on teaching nursing students about population health and community health nursing. The text is directed toward health promotion and primary prevention in the community, with newly revised course content in each chapter. Health care in the community is presented within the population’s cultural context, whether influenced by age, gender, race, or ethnicity. The Third Edition represents a broad range of diversity and depicts the unique composition of communities in the U.S. from the standpoint of varied populations to unique health perspectives.  

This text was crafted in collaboration with many well-known and respected experts in the field and was guided by the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Entry Level Practice in Community/Public Health Nursing.  Each chapter of the Third Edition reflects the core functions of public health issues and includes coverage of complementary and alternative approaches, popular media examples and current fiction/non-fiction literature examples.  The authors employ a unique pedagogical approach by structuring the text around reflective and connected learning thorough the inclusion of art, poetry, narratives, media and literature.

New to the Third Edition 

  • Interactive Scenarios found in the Navigate 2 eBook reinforce course content
  • Chapter features include coverage of literature, environmental considerations, ethics, complementary/alternative therapies, health practices and research, cultural connections, global features, short essays, critical thinking exercises, case studies, and research alerts
  • Overview of the post 9/11 and Katrina environments
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act
  • Case studies which provide students with application of complex concepts
  • Research briefs chosen for their direct relevance and use to BSN students
  • Community and population focused chapters enable the text to be flexible and easily integrated into a variety of nursing curriculums

Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health, Third Edition includes access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, ten virtual scenarios, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more. 

Interactive Scenarios Include:

  • Decrease in Vaccinations
  • First Home Visit
  • Low Income Resident Survey Initiative
  • Obesity Awareness Campaign
  • Leading HIV/AIDS Support Group
  • Alcohol Abuse and Awareness
  • Reducing Teen Pregnancy Rates
  • Effects of Factory Closure in Community
  • Care of the Elderly in the HomeIEP Planning for Child with Disabilities

Applicable Courses

Community Health
Public Health
Promoting Healthy People in the Community

Part  I  The Context of Population Health and Community-Focused Nursing
  Chapter  1  Opening the Door to Health Care in the Community
  Chapter  2  History of Community and Public Health Nursing
  Chapter  3  Community and Population Health: Assessment and Intervention
  Chapter  4   Epidemiology
  Chapter  5  Transforming The Public’s Health Care System
  Chapter  6  The Home Visit
  Chapter  7  Global Health
Part  II  Influences on Community and Population Health
  Chapter  8  Economics of Health Care
  Chapter  9  Politics and the Law
  Chapter  10  Health Policy
  Chapter  11  Transcultural Health
  Chapter  12  Ethics and Health
  Chapter  13  Environmental Health
Part  III  Care of Communities and Populations
  Chapter  14  Health Promotion and Wellness
  Chapter  15  Spirituality, Faith and Health Ministries
  Chapter  16  Complementary and Holistic Health
  Chapter  17  Health Education in the Community
  Chapter  18  Groups in the Community
Part  IV  Common Community and Population Health Problems and Issues
  Chapter  19  Disaster Preparedness in the Community
  Chapter  20  Communicable and Infectious Disease
  Chapter  21  HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
  Chapter  22  Substance Abuse and Misuse
  Chapter  23  Violence and the Community
Part  V  Vulnerable Populations
  Chapter  24  Vulnerability: An Overview
  Chapter  25  Urban and Rural Populations
  Chapter  26  Adolescent Pregnancy
  Chapter  27  Psychiatric Care and Mental Health in the Community
  Chapter  28  Chronic Illness and Disabilities
Part  VI  Health Across The Lifespan
  Chapter  29  Foundations of Family Care—
  Chapter  30  Family Health and Illness
  Chapter  31  Women’s Health
  Chapter  32  Men’s Health
  Chapter  33  Child and Adolescent Health
  Chapter  34  Older Adult Health
Part  VII  Diversity in Community Health Nursing Roles
  Chapter  35  Public Health Nursing: Pioneers of Healthcare Reform
  Chapter  36  Home Health and Hospice Nursing
  Chapter  37  School Health Nursing
  Chapter  38  Occupational Health Nursing

Karen Saucier Lundy, PhD, RN, FAAN-University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi

Karen Saucier Lundy, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She has practiced in community and public health in diverse setting, such as state health departments, migrant health programs, the U.S. Public Health Service, school health, and high-risk maternity and child health. She has also functioned in a neonatal intensive care as a staff nurse, clinical instructor, and transport nurse in regional referral medical centers. Dr. Lundy has taught community health at the baccalaureate and master’s levels. She has been responsible for the undergraduate and graduate courses in community health nursing doctoral courses in philosophy of science and qualitative research. Dr. Lundy served as Dean at Delta State University School of Nursing in Cleveland, Mississippi, Loretta Heights College in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Colorado School of Nursing in Denver. Dr. Lundy has also taught sociology at the Univeristy of Colorado in Boulder, including courses in family, gender roles, deviance, and social theory. Her scholarly presentations and publications have been in the areas of community health, historical inquiry, philosophy of science, European medieval historical research, gender role and the family, media, and international health and education in Great Britain, Germany, Jamaica, France, and Cube. Dr. Lundy also holds a teaching appointment in sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi where she most recently taught at the USM Abbey in Pontlevoy, France. Her current research involves the transformation of women healers to social deviants in the systemic torture and killing of “labeled” witches in a 11th- and 12th century Europe. She holds a BS in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing, an MS in community health nursing from the University of Colorado School of Nursing in Denver, and an MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lundy is the author of Perspectives in Family and Community Health, which was named an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year in 1990.



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Sharyn Janes, PhD, RN, ACRN-Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida

Sharyn Janes, PhD, RN was a professor in the School of Nursing at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she taught community public health nursing at the baccalaureate level and research and theory at the master’s level. Prior to her position at Florida A&M University, she was a case manager in the Division of Organizational Planning and Improvement at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She has held the rank of professor of nursing at Thomas University, Thomasville, GA, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, and the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. While at LSUHSC, she held the positions of Associate Dean for Professional Practice and Community Relations and Director of the MSN Programs. While at USM, she was the director of the school of Nursing. She taught community health/public health nursing at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, health care policy and philosophy of science at the doctoral level, international health courses in Cuba and Jamaica, and graduate and undergraduate courses in transcultural nursing. Dr. Janes was the Director of the Cuba Studies Program in the University of Southern Mississippi College of International and Continuing Education. She earned her BSN at Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania; her MS in community health nursing at the State University of New York at Binghamton; and her PhD in higher education at Florida State University, Tallahassee. Dr. Janes has practiced nursing in a variety of community settings, including home health, hospice, and school health and in several acute care settings, including medical-surgical units and emergency departments. Her scholarly presentations and publications are predominantly in the areas of HIV/AIDS educations and prevention; cultural issues in nursing education, practice, and research; and international health and education.



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