Clinical Prevention/Community and Population Health
For almost 50 years, nurse practitioners have been providing primary care to a large variety of patient populations. Traditionally, nurses have been the backbone of health prevention and health promotion (Sullivan-Marx, McGivern, Fairman, & Greenberg, 2010). Nurses have also been contributing to the providing of health care to populations in need across the globe (Sullivan-Marx et al., 2010). NPs learn about the intersection of social determinants of health, and the need to do thorough physical, psychosocial, and lifestyle assessments to incorporate appropriate prevention strategies, screenings, immunizations, and lifestyle changes. Cawley (2012) suggests that future curricular offerings include more depth in the areas of health education, nutrition, and culturally sensitive outreach services. Healthcare providers in community health centers, as well as public health departments and services, need to know how to perform data analysis and apply it to the principles of population health.
Stewart, J.G. (2019). Clinical prevention/community and population health. In J.G. Stewart & S. M. DeNisco (Eds.), Role development for the nurse practitioner (2nd ed., pp. 221-244). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Role development for the nurse practitioner
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Jones & Bartlett Learning