Public Health and Community Nursing

3rd Edition

Frameworks for practice


  • Dianne Watkins
  • Judy Cousins
  • Key Features

    • ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry
    • Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development
    • A framework approach promotes development of practice
    • Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying
    • References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study.

    Table of 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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    © 2010
    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the authors

    Dianne Watkins

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Primary Care/Community Nursing Directorate, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, UK Director of Educational Development

    Judy Cousins

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery, Primary Care and Community Nursing Directorate, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK