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Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Social Services / Edition 6

Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Social Services / Edition 6

by Brian Davies


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Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Social Services / Edition 6

This well-established and highly successful text explores the structure, function and role of the community health service, placing a particular emphasis on the social aspects of health and on disease prevention.

With the growing emphasis on health promotion and community-based health care, both in nurse education and through government initiatives, this text provides an invaluable resource for students, practice nurses, health visitors and all community-based nurses.

The sixth edition has been completely revised and updated and includes:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340613733
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

The structure of the health services
Medical audit
The measurement of health
Maternal health services
Preventive child health services
Health services for schoolchildren
Prevention of disease by immunisation
Prevention of communicable diseases
AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and viral hepatitis
Prevention of non-communicable diseases
The role of the nurse in prevention of ill-health: with special reference to work in the community and in general practice
The world's health problems - the work of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Nutrition and environmental health
The structure of the social services
Care of children in need
Child abuse
Care and rehabilitation of disabled people
Care of mentally disordered people
Care of the elderly
Other community social services
Alcohol and drug abuse

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