Public Health and Community Nursing

3rd Edition

Frameworks for practice


  • Dianne Watkins
  • Judy Cousins
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702042607

    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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