Community Nursing

Community Nursing

by Doriccah Peu


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Community Nursing by Doriccah Peu

Community Nursing covers communicable health problems, management of community health services, community health practice and assessment, epidemiology and chronic health problems, the diagnosis and management of HIV/Aids patients, legislation and regulations pertinent to the practice of community health. Prominence is given to preventative health measures, health promotion and sustained wellness.

Community Nursing features real-life community health related case studies to enable readers to apply theory to practice. Review questions encourage discussion and allow students to apply learning, while a summary-at-a-glance feature assists student revision.

The fourth edition has a greater focus on practical scenarios and includes updated examples relevant to the community health environment. It also features:

A new chapter on health trends.
Expanded sections on immunisation including new vaccines and HIV/Aids management in chapters 7 and 9.
More guidelines on the management of Primary Health Care centres.
More emphasis on the process and instruments for community assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199047932
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Philosophy and development of public health and community health in South Africa
2. The foundations of community health
3. Perspectives on national and international health threats and health care delivery
4. Health trends
5. Community assessment
6. Management of community health services
7. Community health practice
8. Management of the health of different age groups throughout the lifespan
9. Managing chronic health problems

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