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Nursing in Primary Care : A Handbook for Students - Naomi A. Watson

Nursing in Primary Care

A Handbook for Students

By: Naomi A. Watson (Editor), Carol Wilkinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780333781920
Number Of Pages: 368

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The current focus on Primary Care in the NHS means that nurses working in the community have a greater role than ever to play in delivering the UK Government's health agenda. All community nurses are required to contribute significantly to the changing focus of care delivery, not only by delivering high quality evidence-based care to greater numbers of people in their own environments, but also by influencing policy decisions at local and national levels. To do this effectively students need a sound introduction to the role of nursing within the Primary Health Care Team, up-to-date information on new initiatives and recent legislation, and a practical guide to obtaining the most from community placements.

Nursing in Primary Care will help pre-registration students and other newcomers to community practice as they grapple with new concepts and ideas specific to delivering care to people in the community. It provides a comprehensive overview of the issues which impact on modern community nursing, including: the current health policy context and recent developments in the NHS; tackling poverty; understanding differences and diversity; conducting health needs assessment; promoting health; communicating effectively; and the present and future role of nursing in primary care. The authors also describe working with specific client groups, such as older people, and those with chronic illnesses, mental health problems and learning disabilities.

Clearly written by a team of lecturers and practitioners, and illustrated throughout with interactive, practical activities, Nursing in Primary Care will be a valuable resource for students and their supervisors and will enable community practitioners to make a real contribution to the increased focus on nursing in primary care.

Industry Reviews

'Overall this is a useful text for pre-registration students who are new to community practice. It is of particular relevance to those on the adult branch as it relates mainly to placements with a district nurse.' - Helen Bentley, Primary Health Care '...well planned and presented...I would recommend its use as a major source of reference for all pre-registration nursing students.' - Gill Watson, Nursing Standard

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
List of acronyms
Nursing in primary care: an introductionp. 1
Preparing to nurse in the communityp. 29
Student supervision in community nursing practicep. 55
The legislative basis of community nursingp. 77
The impact of poverty in the communityp. 97
Equal value equal care: differences and diversity, primary care perspectivesp. 119
Effective communication in primary carep. 139
Assessing the needs of individuals and communitiesp. 173
Promoting the health of the client and the communityp. 195
Coping with chronic illness in primary care settingsp. 223
Promoting mental health in primary carep. 237
Patients with complex needs in primary care: People with learning disabilitiesp. 263
Older people in society: socio-political implications and the impact on health care deliveryp. 279
Death, dying and bereavementp. 307
The future of nursing in primary carep. 337
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780333781920
ISBN-10: 0333781929
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1