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Description - Public and Community Health Nursing Practice by Demetrius J. Porche

Public health practice focuses on the prevention of disease and disability as a means of promoting the health of communities and the individuals who make up those communities. Public and Community Health Nursing Practice presents a comprehensive summary of core practices for assessment, assurance, and policy development to achieve this goal through population-based practice. The author also outlines standards for evidence-based practice based on current research. This book will be of interest to students in nursing, public health, and behavioral medicine and practitioners in public and community health.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761924838
ISBN-10: 0761924833
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Demetrius J. Porche

Demetrius James Porche, DNS, RN, is the Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Community Health Sciences Department. Dr. Porche received his Doctor of Nursing Science and Master of Nursing degrees from the Louisiana State University Medical Center. The focus of his research activities since the late 1980s has been HIV prevention. He serves as a consultant to several community-based organizations on behavioral and community level interventions. In addition, he serves as a program evaluation consultant to the state Office of Public Health and community-based organizations. Dr. Porche is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health. http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/Faculty/CVs/dporchCV.pdf