Community Health Care Nursing: Principles for Practice / Edition 1

Community Health Care Nursing: Principles for Practice / Edition 1

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Elsevier Health Sciences


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Community Health Care Nursing: Principles for Practice / Edition 1

A key text covering the common core of knowledge for community health care nurses, the book is comprehensive and focuses on the applications of principles to community care. It is research based, and encompasses recent professional and government policies and their implications for practice. Community practitioners need to be increasingly flexible, innovative and well informed. This book is an authoritative resource to help them meet these challenges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750615907
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/11/1996
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 1.09(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - nursing for community health: changing professional issues; PART I: CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE: Introduction; The changing organization of health care: setting the scene; Health for all, healthy cities; Secondary to primary healthcare shift; A new vision for health care; Images of disability and handicap; PART II: FRAMEWORKS FOR PRACTICE: Introduction; Philosophies, structures and traditions: implications for a framework for practice; The contract culture: purchasers and providers; Ethics and values; Levels of care and prevention: implications for practice; PART III: RESEARCH AND USING RESEARCH TO DEVELOP PRACTICE: Introduction; Understanding, use and conduct of research; Using research to inform practice; PART IV: PATTERNS OF LIVING AND WORKING: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH: Introduction; Health at home; Health at school; Health in the workplace; Health in residential care; Health and homelessness; PART V: LIFECOURSE: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Preconception and early pregnancy; The child; The adult; Ageing; Death and dying; PART VI: INTERVENTIONS AND SKILLS FOR PRACTICE: NEEDS AND PRIORITIES: Introduction; Assessing health needs; Partnership in care; The role of the clinical nurse specialist: an approach to care; Promoting positive and healthy lifestyles; Policies affecting health care: the practitioner's role; Advocacy; Initiating and managing change; Case management; Community development: innovation in practice.

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