Authored by highly respected nurse educators, leaders, and scholars, this text focuses on the power of nurses and how they can make substantial contributions to improve the health of all populations. It delivers an in-depth examination and analysis of current issues and determinants of health as outlined by Healthy People 2020 and addresses AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.
Along with principles, pathways, and imperatives pertinent to achieving health equity, thetext discusses the evolution of thinking from eliminating health disparities to achieving health equity, and examines population-based and population-specific inequities in health status and outcomes. Highlighting the importance of interprofessional collaboration, it surveys timely initiatives, programs, and professionals—within and outside of the health sciences—who are important partners in efforts toward achieving health equity. Chapters are highly templated to include objectives, key concepts, critical-thinking questions, discussion questions, and resources.
Key Features:Focuses on the power of nursing to make substantive contributions to improving the health of all populationsExamines principles, pathways, and imperatives pertinent to achieving health equityDiscusses economic, environmental, personal, social, and structural factors that impact health status and outcomesHighlights the importance of interprofessional collaboration in achieving health equityAddresses AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing PracticeDemonstrates key concepts and stimulates reflection through critical-thinking and discussion questionsPurchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers