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Karl Atkin, Neil Lunt and Carl Thompson
232 pagesCopyright 1999$80.95, Paperback, Reference
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Health care is undergoing its most fundamental restructuring since the establishment of the welfare state. Community nursing is at the forefront of these changes and is undergoing huge shifts in priorities, funding and roles. As post-registration education in this area also changes to meet these changing needs, research and evidence-based care become key issues in understanding and demonstrating the need for community nursing. Understanding how national policy translates to local practice issues is a key priority for nurses working in all areas of community practice. Using empirical case studies, this book explores a range of key practice issues, and aims to evaluate the contribution which nursing makes in the community. The text emphasises, explores and evaluates three themes:
By Karl Atkin, Senior Research Fellow, Ethnicity and Social Policy Research Unit, University of Bradford, UK; Neil Lunt, Lecturer, Department of Social Policy, University of Massey, New Zealand; and Carl Thompson, Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence-based Nursing, University of York, UK