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

Community Health and Wellness

4th Edition

Primary Health Care in Practice

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

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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

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.

Ailsa Munns