Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice: A Population Health Perspective

ISBN: 9781284154948
ISBN-10: 1284154947
Copyright: 2021
Edition: 1st
Author: Zeni, Mary Beth
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 78
Reviewer: Lisa Roberts,  DrPH, MSN, FNP-BC, CHES, FAANP  (Loma Linda University)
This book introduces the principles of epidemiology in the context of population health.
According to the book, the purpose is to provide graduate-level nursing students with a general overview of epidemiology and data analysis from a population health perspective. The book discusses this epidemiological framework, social determinants of health, public health, and clinical examples, making it appropriate for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
The book is written for graduate-level nursing students and is specifically tailored to APRNs, though PhD nursing students would also benefit. The author is a credible expert with appropriate credentials and experience, in addition to numerous related peer-reviewed publications.
Each of the book's 11 chapters begins with key terms and objectives. Key terms are noted in bold text throughout the chapters. Section headings appropriately guide the reader, while figures, text boxes, and tables enhance understanding. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and discussion questions. The book is easy to read and presents up-to-date information to demonstrate salient points that are relevant to graduate-level nursing students and APRN practice. There is an appendix available for readers interested in an expanded history of epidemiology, and a glossary with succinct definitions for quick reference. It would have been helpful for reading and graph interpretation if the figures were printed in color.
Another book with a nearly identical title, Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nurses, Macha and McDonough (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012), introduces epidemiology and the application of statistical concepts with a prevention and community health orientation for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. However, this book represents an important update on the subject matter and is an excellent resource for MSN/DNP students and APRN clinicians.
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