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Edelman and Kudzmas Canadian Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span

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ISBN: 978-1-77172-225-4

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Edelman and Kudzma's Canadian Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span

Edited by Shannon Dames, BN, MPH, EdD, Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE and Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, CCSNE

704 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2021
$162.00, Paperback, Reference

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Learn the ins and outs of health promotion and disease prevention in Canada with Edelman and Kudzma’s Canadian Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span. This all-new, comprehensive text grounds you in the Canadian health objectives for promotion and prevention which aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups. Among the text’s chapters you’ll find extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the life span - including coverage of the normal aspects, the unique problems, and the health promotion needs that are found in each age and stage of development. Separate chapters discuss each population group - the individual, the family, and the community - and highlight the unique aspects of caring for each of these groups. In all, this comprehensive and culturally relevant text provides all the tools needed to stay up on the latest research and topics in Canadian health promotion.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive Canadian coverage incorporates Canadian statistics, research, references and resources, guidelines, assessment and screening tools, and more.
  • Focus on research is seen throughout the text with Research for Evidence-Informed Practice boxes providing brief synopses on current health-promotion research studies that demonstrate the links between research, theory, and practice.
  • Canadian author team provides a Canadian lens on all topics spanning health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Emphasis on health promotion and social justice on a societal level weaves in the social determinants of health throughout the text; incorporating the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Population Health Approach model; the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion; WHO and Alma-Ata Declaration; human rights; the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action recommendations.
  • Canadian cultural considerations are incorporated throughout the text as they relate to race/ethnicity, Indigenous peoples, identity, LGBTQ2 community, family composition, and other areas.
  • Chapter on Health Defined: Health Promotion, Prevention, and Protection reflects the Canadian socio-environmental approach.
  • Chapter on Diverse Populations in Canada and Health explores the Canadian demographic landscape.
  • Chapter on Ethical Issues Related to Health Promotion covers the Canadian Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Bill C-14: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), principles of bioethics, and more.
  • Reflection questions included in Diversity Awareness boxes allow readers to reflect on their own personal cultural values while presented with cultural perspectives on various aspects of health promotion.
  • Culturally relevant art program reflects Canada’s cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity in the health care setting.
  • In-depth discussion of nursing competencies discusses and demonstrates how they relate to health promotion.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines and recommendations are woven throughout the text.
  • Think About It clinical scenarios open each chapter, engaging readers and encouraging critical thinking with accompanying critical thinking questions.
  • Innovative Practice boxes highlight inventive and resourceful projects, programs, and research studies that draw upon new ways of implementing health promotion.
  • Case studies with reflective questions highlight realistic clinical situations and challenge readers to reflect upon important considerations.
  • Care plans related to the case studies provide nursing diagnoses, defining characteristics, related factors, expected outcomes, and interventions.
  • Quality and Safety Scenario boxes reflect Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) standards and present scenarios pertinent to health promotion.
  • Diversity Awareness boxes offer cultural perspectives on various aspects of health promotion, along with reflection questions to promote critical thinking.

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Author Information

Edited by Shannon Dames, BN, MPH, EdD, Professor/Researcher, School of Nursing, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC. Dr. Dames holds a doctorate degree in Education, and has worked in various capacities related to nursing, program development, and research over the last 18 years. She is a professor and researcher with the Nursing program at Vancouver Island University, and a forensic nurse examiner with Island Health. ; Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. and Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, CCSNE, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

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