Community Health Nursing: Frameworks for Practice

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Dianne Watkins, Judy Edwards, Pam Gastrell
Baillière Tindall, 2003 - Medical - 351 pages
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This new edition of a highly successful key textbook for community health courses has been fully updated to reflect the changes in primary health care over the last decade. There are new chapters on the prevention of physical child abuse, community mental health nursing, community learning disability nursing and school nursing and greater emphasis on the significance of public health as a framework for practice. COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING identifies frameworks that can help define new roles in practice and provoke discussion on the common challenges and concerns relevant to all nurses in the community.

  • Comprehensive text fully addressing current and future educational and practice requirements.
  • Well-known authors in the field.
  • Multidisciplinary approach and by addressing issues across the range of community health practice will be relevant to many different types of practitioner.
  • Discussion points stimulate debate, aid critical analysis, self-directed study and application of issues to practice.
  • Key points and summaries aid comprehension and revision.
  • Attractive design with boxes and tables make the text highly accessible.
  • Suggested further reading and references aid further study.


  • Fully updated in response to changes in the structure and organization of the health service.
  • Includes new policy areas such as clinical governance, clinical effectiveness, Primary Care groups, collaboration between professional groups, social inclusion.
  • Covers recent developments in practice such as the emphasis on public health.
  • New chapters on the prevention of physical child abuse, community mental health nursing, community learning disability nursing and school nursing.

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