Case Studies in Public and Community Health presents 14 classroom-tested case study scenarios, including background information and discussion questions. The overall purpose of the book is to help students understand that public health practice occurs in a social content, and is subject to all the complexities of a social environment. The book can be used as a textbook supplement to Jo Fairbanks William H Wiese's,The Public Health Primer (SAGE, 1997); it can also be used on its own, or as a supplement to other textbooks in the field.
Case Study #1: Basic Terms in Epidemiology
Case Study #13: School Health/Border Issues
You are a school nurse in a small community close to the U.S.-Mexico border. You like the town very much, but lately, a number of concerns seem to be manifesting. The principal business in the area is agriculture, and your town is surrounded by fields of cotton, onions, and peppers. The people who do the work in the fields are, for the most part, migrant ...