A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice. This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes: Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base; Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading; Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.
This edition, written as South Africa moves from expensive curative health care to a more people-focused primary health-care system, highlights transitional structures and bridges the gap between past and present. Part One focuses on the Government of National Unity and population development programmes, emphasising the role of community nurses in the primary health-care system. Subsequent sections cover factors playing an important role in community nursing, including housing, urbanisation and malnutrition. In accordance with the National Health-care Plan for South Africa, prominence is given to issues such as health education and maternal and child health care. The section on communicable diseases has been updated and takes into account changes in legislation and the latest statistical information. Primary health-care problems at community level are covered in depth. Students and practitioners will benefit from the wealth of information in this new edition.
nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
Public Health Nursing is an essential resource for allhealth visiting students, school nursing students, and occupationalhealth nursing students, that reflects the current key changes incommunity public health nursing. It is a key textbook forspecialist practitioner programmes, and those new to the publichealth arena. Written by relevant experts in the field, this practicaltextbook uniquely explores the three main specialties of PublicHealth Nursing: Health Visiting, School Nursing and OccupationalHealth Nursing. A particular strength of the book is the wayit shows the diversity of each discipline and how they each addressPublic Health in vastly different ways according to the needs oftheir relevant population. This will be essential reading for all students on theSpecialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmesoffered across the UK. Key features: Focuses on the specialist community public health nursing partof the NMC register Multidisciplinary, with contributors from all threespecialisms Concerned with improving the health of the population, ratherthan treating the diseases of individual patients Focuses on practice and competencies
This exciting new edition is again structured into four main sections: Organisational facets; Philosophical issues; Dimensions of practice; and Advancing practice, and has been expanded to include detailed guidance on the commissioning and resourcing of services. It provides essential information for implementing the requirements of the children's National Service Framework that will support the expansion of Community Children's Nursing and enable it to move forward and away from fragmented service delivery. Bringing together the work of some of the most distinguished experts in the field, there is comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of Community Children's Nursing, including multi-disciplinary/interagency planning; provision of nursing services to sick children and their families in a range of community setting; and the needs of both the recipients and providers of care within the trajectory of acute, life-limiting and terminal illness. The first - and only - book on this topic, addressed specifically at the Community Children's Nurse (CCN) An authoritative guide to the principles underpinning the development of the specialty, which puts into context the scope of the CCN's work and clearly describes his/her place in the community team) A balance of the theoretical and practical, presented by the key names in this field) Offers up-to-date "evidence" which supports the development of this rapidly expanding specialty) Foreword by Elizabeth Fradd, Independent Health Service Advisor, UK New chapters have been added on the topics of: Developing a national strategy and corporate identity for Community Children's Nursing Delivering and funding care for children with complex needs Strategic planning and commissioning of services Benchmarking Transitional care The following chapters have been rewritten and expanded: Young carers Complementary therapies Partnerships with the voluntary sector Health promotion Information management The role of the Community Children's Nurse Manager is also explored in depth.
Community Health Nursing "Caring for Populations" Fourth Edition Now more than ever - locally, nationally, globally - society is in need of community health services. The Fourth Edition of "Community Health Nursing "continues to emphasize the application of community health nursing as it relates to specific populations, settings, and community health problems. Using an easy-to-follow organizing framework, the text assists readers in applying nursing process and nursing interventions to the care of the individual, families, and population groups. Theoretically and scientifically sound, as well as practical and applicable, this resource is a thorough introduction to the specialty. Features: New ~" Cultural Considerations "highlight cultural factors that influence health, health care delivery, and community health nursing practice. New ~" Ethical Awareness "feature introduces readers to ethical dilemmas faced by community health nurses and assists them in applying principles of ethical decision making. New Chapter ~" Care of Clients in Official and Voluntary Agencies "includes detailed discussion of parish nursing and its roles and functions as well as local health agencies and standards, functions and services of community/public health nursing. Assessment Tips detail key considerations in nursing assessment in specific populations, settings, and health problems. Comprehensive technology package that includes a Companion Website, corresponding student CD-ROM, and online course management systems in WebCT, Black Board and Course Compass platforms.
Written in an accessible, user-friendly, and practical style, this text provides a focused and highly engaging introduction to community health nursing. It focuses on health care for people in their homes and where they live with an overriding emphasis on care of the client in the community, and the business and politics of community health nursing. This book is accompanied by a robust Companion Website full of online activities to enhance the student learning experiences.
Medical by Department of Nursing Education and Research City of Hope National Medical Center Betty R. Ferrell Research Scientist
Author: Department of Nursing Education and Research City of Hope National Medical Center Betty R. Ferrell Research Scientist
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Originally published in 2001, the Textbook of Palliative Nursing has become the standard text for the field of hospice and palliative care nursing. In this new edition, the authors and editors have updated each chapter to ensure that the content is evidence-based and current references are included. They also have retained the important focus on case studies throughout the text and practical, clinically-relevant tables, figures, and other resources. Like the previous edition, this text has an introductory section of the general principles of palliative care followed by a comprehensive section on symptom assessment and management encompassing twenty-one different symptoms. Other key sections include psychosocial support and spiritual care, providing holistic perspective on care of patients facing advanced disease. The text also includes an innovative section on special populations addressing those most in need of palliative care. The textbook is a useful resource for all nurses with the excellent section on end-of-life care across settings. In this new edition, the pediatric palliative care section has been greatly expanded and includes seven separate chapters on pediatric care. It includes a section on "special issues" addressing topics such as ethical considerations, nursing research, and public policy perspectives and concludes with a section presenting models of excellence including six international models. This edition also offers a narrative on dying based on a spouse's perspective. The text includes an appendix with an extensive list of resources for nurses in the field.
Divided into three sections, this book provides coverage of the Branch Programme in Children's Nursing. It includes user-friendy content based on lecture plans and activities. It is a useful reading for those students embarking on a course of study in children's nursing.