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Public Health and Community Nursing

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ISBN: 9780702029479

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Public Health and Community Nursing , 3rd Edition

Frameworks for practice

By Dianne Watkins, MSc, PGCE, RN, RM, HV, RNT and Judy Cousins, MSc, PGCE, RGN, HV

336 pages
Trim Size 7 3/8 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2010
$88.95, Paperback, Reference

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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists.

Key Features

  • ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry
  • Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development
  • A framework approach promotes development of practice
  • Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying
  • References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study.

New to this Edition

  • Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing
  • More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis

New chapters on

  • epidemiology and its application to practice
  • social capital on health
  • needs assessment, public health and commissioning of services
  • promoting health - frameworks for practice
  • occupational health nursing
  • partnership working in health and social care
  • developments in promoting workforce health
  • advancing public health in nursing practice

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Post-registration nurses doing courses in Specialist Community Health Nursing which is now a third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. They must already be registered as Nurses or Midwives to qualify for this third part of the register. Aimed the common, shared part of the community course, done by all, as well as their chosen specialisation of District Nursing, Health Visiting, etc.

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Author Information

By Dianne Watkins, MSc, PGCE, RN, RM, HV, RNT, Director, Primary Care/Community Nursing Directorate, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, UK and Judy Cousins, MSc, PGCE, RGN, HV, Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery, Primary Care and Community Nursing Directorate, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

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