Special Issue "Community Empowerment: The Potential for Community Health Nursing Development"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: community health nursing; public health nursing; community empowerment; nursing diagnosis; epidemiology; health planning
Interests: community health nursing; continuity care; caregivers; healthy environments interrelation; community participation
Community empowerment, as a process and as the outcome of the community health nursing approach, finds itself as a potential context to promote the development of this specific area of science and the nursing profession. The reason for this opportunity is the fact that community empowerment, according to studies developed over the past 40 years, enhances the return on resources and investment in community intervention, so often led by community health nurses.
It is therefore important to present scientific evidence of the potential of community health nursing in different domains: in the conceptual domain (such as nursing theories and models); in the professional domain (for example, with case studies related to diagnosis, interventions and health gains sensitive to community health nursing care); but also in the economic and social domains (such as contributing to good health cost management or even increasing community empowerment).
In this Special Issue, the aim is to identify the evidence on community health nursing approaches, related to the community as a client of nurses and community empowerment, with relevance to contributions to community health nursing development. Articles addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on community health nursing related to community empowerment.
Prof. Dr. José Ramón Riera
Prof. Dr. Tam Nguyen
Prof. Dr. Pedro Melo
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- Community empowerment
- Community leadership
- Community participation
- Community health nursing
- Nursing decision making
- Nursing diagnosis
- Health policy