Population and Community Health Nursing

Population and Community Health Nursing
6th Ed.
2015 © Pearson Education, Inc.
Mary Jo Clark RN, MSN, PhD, PHN
ISBN-10: 0-13-385959-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-13-385959-1


The community/population health/public health nurse is charged with promoting the health of populations, not only the individuals within populations. This requires advocacy on the part of the nurse, for entire communities as well as for the individuals within. The long-awaited sixth edition of Population-based & Community Health Nursing by respected leader and educator Mary Jo Clark has been thoroughly updated with an even stronger population-based nursing approach. Population-based & Community Health Nursing, 6 edition continues to approach population-based/community health nursing from an aggregate perspective, clearly showing how nurses can serve to improve the health of populations within a community by functioning as advocates on many levels. To illustrate how that can be manifested, real-life vignettes begin every chapter, showing students what advocacy looks like in the public health context. In each chapter, clinical reasoning exercises are woven throughout in boxed features.

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Student Resources:
• Testing Your Understanding
• Clinical Reasoning Questions
• Exam Review Questions
• Assessment Guidelines
• Cultural Considerations
• Further Information
• Resource Exchange
• Information Links
• Special Considerations

Instructor Resources:
• Test Bank
• Instructor's Resource Manual
• Lecture Note PowerPoints

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.27 Nursing - Community Health
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"One of the unique features of this book is the use of poetry. Learning is facilitated when it is tied to an emotional experience and poetry does just that. The case studies and critical thinking questions are very good. I am a little disappointed in the coverage of epidemiology. The chapter on older clients as an aggregate is excellent. I would recommend this book because of the poetry alone, but the other elements are good, too."

-- Penny Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University) Doody's Review - previous edition


The target audience is nursing students in baccalaureate programs and their faculty. The author is well known and credible.

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