Community Health and Wellness - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729579544

Community Health and Wellness

4th Edition

Primary Health Care in Practice

Authors: Anne McMurray Jill Clendon
eBook ISBN: 9780729579544
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 15th December 2010


A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and community health

What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives support community health and wellbeing?

In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment.

Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as those working in the field.

Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all.

The Miller Family case study

This new edition of Community Health and Wellness features a common family case study running throughout the text.

The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing examples of primary health care issues in both countries.

These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive health care.

Key Features

 global insights with a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand
 promotion of community health care across the lifespan
 a unique socio-ecological approach to community health
 the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice
 extensive references providing current, specific source information

Table of Contents


1. Health and its socio-ecological determinants

2. Primary health care: Enabling health and wellness

3. Community health promotion in practice

4. Community health in a globalised era


5. Healthy families

6. Healthy children

7. Healthy adolescents

8. Healthy adults

9. Healthy ageing


10. Health and gender: Healthy women, healthy men

11. Healthy indigenous people

12. Building the base: Research to practice

13. Inclusive policies, equitable healthcare


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About the Author

Anne McMurray

Anne McMurray is a registered nurse, a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and Member, Order of Australia (AM). She is Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing, Murdoch University, Perth and Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast. Anne has practised in a range of nursing and community health settings in Canada and Australia, and is actively involved in research and research supervision, publishing and mentoring. She is an Expert Advisor on Primary Health Care to the International Council of Nurses. Anne was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to nursing, particularly in the development of nurse education and community health practices, and as a contributor to professional publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Griffith University, Queensland, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Adjunct Professor of Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Jill Clendon

Jill Clendon is a registered nurse, currently working as nursing policy adviser and researcher for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. She is also Adjunct Professor at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Jill spent the 12 years previous to her current position in nursing education, teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels with a specific interest in primary health care and child and family health. Jill’s research has examined the efficacy of community-based nurse-led clinics, and the historical and contemporary context of community-based well child care in New Zealand. Her current work centres on nursing workforce issues and models of care. Jill holds a PhD in Nursing from Massey University, a Masters of Philosophy in Nursing from Massey University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Auckland University. She completed her Diploma of Comprehensive Nursing at Waikato Polytechnic in 1993. Jill is a member of the College of Nurses (Aotearoa). In her spare time, Jill runs a volunteer after-hours nurse-led clinic in Nelson, is Chairperson of the Victory Community Health Centre Board, a local community-led health initiative, and enjoys mountain biking, orienteering, tramping and skiing with her family.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing policy adviser/researcher, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Victoria University of Wellington.