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
"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