Journal of Professional Nursing
Population health is a concept that has been developed over several centuries by many disciplines. Over time various aspects of the concept have dominated as issues related to behaviors and beliefs surrounding health practices have emerged. This has created a cadre of terms that are often used interchageably but have different meanings among various disciplines. This paper will review the concept of population health within the discipline of nursing and discuss its relationship with public health, community health, and population-focused care.
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Professional Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Professional Nursing, 23, 1, Jan - Feb, 2007 DOI#10.1016/j.profnurs.2006.10.004
Radzyminski, Sharon, "The Concept of Population Health Within The Nursing Profession" (2007). Nursing Faculty Publications. 44.