Health Visiting - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443101052

Health Visiting

2nd Edition

Authors: Anne Robotham Marion Frost
Paperback ISBN: 9780443101052
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 20th July 2005
Page Count: 444

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This book is an essential resource for health visiting students that reflects the key changes required of health visiting practice at the beginning of the new millennium. It is a key text for specialist practitioner programmes and also for existing practitioners who are furthering their practice and academic development. It brings together the elements of theory and practice which are essential to health visiting practice. The book is research based and uses relevant evidence to support discussions. A particular strength is the use of case studies and practice examples to illustrate the theoretical discussions.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all areas of health visiting practice will give the new practitioner confidence
  • Case studies help to relate the theory to practice
  • The up to date evidence base includes the latest research
  • The wide range of contributors ensures that the content is written by experts in their field
  • Coverage of aggression and violence, the needs of ethnic minorities, and complementary therapies reflects the growing role of the HV in relation to contemporary issues

Table of Contents

The profession of health visiting in the 21st century;
Public health and health visiting;
Models for Health visiting in specialist public community health nursing;
Skills in specialist community public health nursing - health visiting;
working with individuals and families;
Skills in specialist community public health nursing - health visiting; working with social groups and communities;
Working with socially excluded groups;
Quality improvement through leading and managing change;
Contemporary influences in safeguarding children;
Safeguarding children: issues and dilemmas;
Violence - debating the issues;
Reflective practice;
Ethical issues in ill health and health promotion;
Nurse prescribing;
Complementary therapies and health visiting;
The use of health informatics in practice;
Health economics of public health practice;
Specialist community public health nursing: opportunities and challenges for the heath visiting


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About the Authors

Anne Robotham

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer in Community Health, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Marion Frost

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Community Health Care (Health Visiting), South Bank University, London, UK