A Population Health Approach to Health Disparities for Nurses: Care of Vulnerable Populations (Paperback)
Offers vivid narratives illuminating the challenges and opportunities health professionals and policymakers face
Distinguished by abundant patient and health provider narratives highlighting the impact of health disparities on health outcomes worldwide, this scholarly yet practical text prepares RN-BSN, DNP, and PhD students to work toward improving community health for a variety of underserved and vulnerable populations. Grounded in the population health approach addressed in AACN Essentials, the text delivers practical steps nurses can take to address population health goals, including the improvement of quality of care, access to healthcare, improved outcomes, and cost management. The resource is also unique in its reflection of the interconnected points of view of the patient, the provider, and the health system.
Written by lawyers, physicians, social workers, statisticians and economists, psychologists, ethicists, finance experts, population health specialists, anthropologists, and nurses, the text emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning and all components of health care--delivery of care, policy, research, and teaching. It examines demographic differences, chronic and acute health conditions, and the health needs of the unserved/underserved across the life cycle. The book emphasizes the importance of understanding the social determinants of health and discusses ways to address health disparities through changes in public policy, attitudes, beliefs, education, research, and advocacy. Objectives, key terms, discussion questions, and exercises facilitate group discussion about best practices.
- Delivers practical knowledge with detailed narratives and case studies of specific populations from experienced interprofessional authors
- Highlights the interwoven perspectives of patients, health providers, and health systems to promote cultural competence
- Pinpoints health disparities including a discussion of COVID-19
- Presents selected historical landmarks and cases that influence population health outcomes among vulnerable groups
- Interdisciplinary approach includes the perspectives of other health and social science disciplines