Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research

Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research
5th Ed.
2020 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Barbara Anderson, DrPH, MS, MPH, RN, CNM, FACNM; Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAA
ISBN-10: 1-284-14681-2
eISBN-10: 1-284-14688-X
Nursing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health & Social Work, Nursing Education, Research

Description

Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research focuses on vulnerable populations and how nurses can care for them, develop programs for them, conduct research, and influence health policy. Units I and II focus on concepts and theories; Unit III on research; Units IV, V, and VI on practice-oriented measures, including teaching nursing students to work with vulnerable patients and clients; and Unit VII on policy. The text provides a broad overview of material critical to working with these populations, comprehensive treatment of issues related to vulnerable populations, outstanding contributors who are experts in what they write, and a global focus.

There's a total of 31 new chapters focusing on new and emerging research on vulnerable populations. This text is generally used as a supplement in a wide variety of courses - from health promotion to population health, to global health. The Fifth Edition will continue to focus more on DNP authors and assess each chapter for relevance to DNP-prepared nurses.

Features and Benefits

  • • Thirty-one new chapters focusing on new and emerging research on vulnerable populations, exploring topics such as:
          o Intersection of Racial Disparities and Privilege in Women’s Health
          o HIV Prevention Education
          o Caring for the Transgender Community
          o Caring for Vulnerable Populations: Outcomes with the DNP-Prepared Nurse
  • • With chapters delving into key clinical topics in identified regions, such as:
          o Opioid Abuse and Diversion Prevention in Rural Eastern Kentucky
          o The Effects of Gun Trauma on Rural Montana Healthcare Providers
          o Health Care in Mexico

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 85/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.53 Nursing - Community Health
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a useful instructional guide for students and practitioners who care for vulnerable populations. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, students could use this to address specific vulnerable populations and develop projects within their courses or practice areas. For active practitioners, this book is a useful guide to apply theoretical frameworks, and evidence-based interventions, identify community resources, and advocate for policy for vulnerable populations."

-- Kathy Forrest, MSN, MA, BSN (Michigan State University College of Nursing) Doody's Review

Audience

The audience is nursing students (both undergraduate and graduate) and active practitioners (nursing and others) seeking guidance to care for vulnerable populations. The evidence-based information in each chapter within specific thematic areas focuses on application to practice, providing authentic, real-world examples and exemplars. The authors, Mary deChesnay and Barbara Anderson are leading experts in vulnerable populations with the authority and credentials to present this work.

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