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This new edition of a highly successful key textbook for community health courses has been fully updated to reflect the changes in primary health care over the last decade. There are new chapters on the prevention of physical child abuse, community mental health nursing, community learning disability nursing and school nursing and greater emphasis on the significance of public health as a framework for practice. COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING identifies frameworks that can help define new roles in practice and provoke discussion on the common challenges and concerns relevant to all nurses in the community.
• Comprehensive text fully addressing current and future educational and practice requirements.
• Well-known authors in the field.
• Multidisciplinary approach and by addressing issues across the range of community health practice will be relevant to many different types of practitioner.
• Discussion points stimulate debate, aid critical analysis, self-directed study and application of issues to practice.
• Key points and summaries aid comprehension and revision.
• Attractive design with boxes and tables make the text highly accessible.
• Suggested further reading and references aid further study.
• Fully updated in response to changes in the structure and organization of the health service.
• Includes new policy areas such as clinical governance, clinical effectiveness, Primary Care groups, collaboration between professional groups, social inclusion.
• Covers recent developments in practice such as the emphasis on public health.
• New chapters on the prevention of physical child abuse, community mental health nursing, community learning disability nursing and school nursing.
Epidemiology, mental health policy & practice, abuse w/in families, ethics in practice, teambuilding, marketing, etc.
Section 1 - Pressures for change. Recent health and social policy developments. Developments in primary care. Innovation and change in public health. Quality improvement.
Section 2 - The public health framework. Epidemiology and disease prevention. Structural issues relating to poverty and health. Frameworks for health improvement. Section 3 - The family as a framework for practice. The family: a sociological perspective. The family: a psychological perspective. Violence within the family. Theories and prevention of child physical abuse. Family nursing.
Section 4 - Professional frameworks for practice. Legal aspects of community health nursing. Ethics in practice. Teamwork and team development in health and social care. Leadership in community nursing.
Section 5 - Shifting the boundaries of community practice.- Practice nursing. District nursing. Health visiting andpublic health Nursing. Mental health nursing. Community learning disability nursing. Community children's nursing. School nursing.
Section 6 - Challenges for the future Alternative ways of working. The challenge of information technology. Value for money. Promoting public health: implications for community nurses.