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Nursing in the Community : an essential guide to practice - Sue Chilton

Nursing in the Community

an essential guide to practice

Paperback Published: 30th April 2004
ISBN: 9780340810439
Number Of Pages: 106

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Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice is an introductory textbook for professionals and students who have chosen a career in community health care nursing. The book gives comprehensive coverage of the full range of professional issues, such as personal safety and the environment, in addition to public health, health promotion and family health nursing.

This user-friendly text provides clear guidelines on how to transfer skills from the hospital/ acute setting to the community. In addition, it fully reflects current government health, social policy, the implications for the roles and responsibilities of the community health care nurse, and aims to support a trainee/new practitioner to function safely and effectively in the full range of community settings.

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Good for an over view, for pre-registration students and further sources for reference. -- University Plymouth 18991230 Good introduction for community. I like the structure around learning outcomes and tasks to do. -- Mrs J Sime, Department of Nursing, University Coll 18991230 The quartet of authors fulfils the promise of the title. The book is user-friendly, with each chapter displaying learning outcomes and incorporating a scattering of exercises, reflection and examples to encourage the reader to relate theory and practice. -- Nursing Standard 20041124

List of contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Note on terminology and abbreviationsp. xi
Setting the scene: an introductionp. 1
Social and political influences
Demographic influences
Community specialist practice
New ways of workingp. 7
Changes in service delivery
Organisational culture
Managing change
Nursing in a community environmentp. 17
Factors influencing community nursing
Health needs assessment
Responding to local needs
Roles of specialist community nurses
Ensuring quality of care
Personal safety in the communityp. 29
Preparation for home visits
Personal safety
Non-confrontational behaviour
Manual handling
Reporting of incidents
Therapeutic relationshipsp. 41
The features of therapeutic relationships
Maintaining boundaries
Promoting a positive experience
The nature of care
The impact of policy changes
Working collaborativelyp. 53
Relevant government policy
Defining collaboration
The interface of collaborative care
Collaborative skills and attitudes
Conceptual approaches to carep. 63
Philosophies of care
Conceptual models
Application to practice
Evidence-based practice
Professional issues in community nursingp. 75
Professional approaches to care
Decision making
Innovations in practice
Nursing for public healthp. 85
Defining public health
Development of the public health movement
Roles within public health
The nursing contribution
Developing health promotion practicep. 95
Principles of health promotion
Core competencies of health promotion
Strategies for health promotion
Application to practice
Indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9780340810439
ISBN-10: 0340810432
Series: One Stop Doc Revision Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 106
Published: 30th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 18.9  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1