Developing Community Nursing Practiceby Sue Spencer
Pub. Date: 08/28/2001
Publisher: Open University Press
Developing Community Nursing Practice is the first book to identify and debate the key issues around community nurses taking responsibility for developing the ways in which they deliver care. Modern health care expects the individual practitioner to develop patient-focused, accessible and evidence-based community services. Despite the fact that the introduction and management of change is now a feature of professional education, community nurses often feel ill-prepared for introducing change in the real world, perceiving a gap between theory and practice. Developing Community Nursing Practice aims to close that gap.
This book interweaves thinking about change and innovation with wide-ranging case study experience of contemporary community nursing. It addresses often neglected issues in practice development such as evaluation and sustainability. It gives guidance on how to identify what aspects of practice need to be developed; on how to convince others of the need to change; on how to work across organizational boundaries; and on the likely hazards and how to tackle them.
This is a key resource for all student and practising community nurses (across all specialisms), providing information on how to initiate and implement change and on how ultimately to succeed in developing their own practice.
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Table of ContentsContents: Introduction - Part one: Triggering the development of practice - Developing primary care: the influence of society, policy and the professions - Evidence for development - Part two: The process of developing practice - Managing the development of practice - Concepts of risk in the development of practice - Education for change - Part three: Key issues when developing practice - Can you feel the force? The importance of power in the development of practice - It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it: new and different approaches to practice - References - Index.
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