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.
The Fifth Edition will be a major overhaul, as each new edition of this text has been. There will be 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.
New to the Fifth Edition:
•Thirty-one new chapters focusing on new and emerging research on vulnerable populations, exploring topics such as:
•Intersection of Racial Disparities and Privilege in Women’s Health
•HIV Prevention Education
•Caring for the Transgender Community
•Caring for Vulnerable Populations: Outcomes with the DNP-Prepared Nurse
•With chapters delving into key clinical topics in identified regions, such as:
•Opioid Abuse and Diversion Prevention in Rural Eastern Kentucky
•The Effects of Gun Trauma on Rural Montana Healthcare Providers
•Health Care in Mexico
•Fifth edition will continue to focus more on DNP authors and assess each chapter for relevance to DNP-prepared nurses
•Features an included test bank, practice activities, PPTs, IM, and a sample syllabus