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Public Health and Community Nursing

Frameworks for practice

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.

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.


Published: October 2009

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4260-7


  • Contents


    Section 1 The changing landscape of public health

    1. Recent health and social policy developments

    2. Developments in primary care

    3. Innovation and change in public health

    Section 2 Public health frameworks

    4. Epidemiology and its application to practice

    5. Social capital and health

    6. Needs assessment, public health and commissioning of services

    7. Promoting health: Frameworks for practice

    8. Developments in promoting workplace health

    Section 3 The family as a framework for practice

    9. The family: a sociological perspective

    10. The family: a psychological perspective

    11. Violence within the family

    12. Safeguarding children from physical abuse

    Section 4 Shifting the boundaries of public health and community practice

    13. practice nursing

    14. district nursing

    15. Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: health Visiting

    16. Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: school Nursing

    17. Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: Occupational Health Nursing

    18. Community mental health nursing

    19. community learning disability nursing

    20. community children’s nursing

    Section 5 Challenges for the future

    21. Partnership working in health and social care

    22. Alternative ways of working

    23. Advancing public health in nursing practice



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