Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice (Paperback)
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Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 17/02/2011
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Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice is an essential resource which reflects the growing need for all nurses to maintain and improve health as well as treating illnesses. This book takes as its starting point that the aims of public health and health promotion are key components of the nursing role and daily nursing care. Writing in a clear and lively style, the authors provide both an academic and practical account of public health for all nursing practice. Beginning with the question 'what is the public health agenda and why does it matter?' the book examines and critiques core policies, theories, and models in healthcare. The role of the nurse in improving health is explored in the context of the scope of nursing practice and working with patients and interprofessional colleagues. Key nursing skills of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care are outlined before the authors demonstrate how nurses can make important interventions on health issues such as mental health, obesity, sexual health, smoking, alcohol and long term conditions. Written as a core undergraduate course book this text is key reading for all pre registration nursing students who need to understand what public health means to nursing and need the skills required for all nurses practicing in the 21st century. Students on post registration courses will find this to be a helpful introduction. Online material * Current web links and regular updates. * RSS feeds from organisations such as the NMC, DOH, NICE, UK Public Health Institute and more. * Checklists for patient assessments and interviews. * Web links to existing health promotion interventions on key clinical topics, which have been developed elsewhere. * Podcasts (not yet firm).

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199561087
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 767 g
Dimensions: 261 x 189 x 31 mm


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Very promising. I would recommend for pre-registration nursing students and nurses who wish to understand the contribution they can make to public health as part of their wider nursing role * Sian Parke, Lecturer, School of Health Science, Swansea University *
Welcomed and timely... will help pre registration nursing students to make the link between key policy drivers and the challenges for the nursing profession... written to have practical relevance and promote reflective thought and critical thinking through the application of theoretical concepts... Suitable for all students as a main text... recommended reading * Pauline Lilley, Lecturer, Coventry University *
A useful addition to available resources for undergraduates. Setting public health nursing firmly in the contexts of the evolving policy agenda, nursing roles and key skills before exploring specific areas of need * Dr Erica S. Alabaster, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University *
With an increasing emphasis on Public Health within the nursing profession it is important that this subject is covered well within nursing courses...this textbook is a good foundation to public health nursing * Kirsten Kernaghan RGN BSc(Hons) MSc, Services Co-ordinator, NHS Lothian *
I have not seen many public health books that are as up to date... Furthermore, I think that with an ever increasing focus on public health, this would be a good foundation for students to then explore from... Overall I think you could use the book throughout your training * Michelle Gibbon, Newly qualified Nurse, Liverpool *
This book will provide an excellent knowledge base on public health for a student or junior nurse... Overall, an enjoyable, informative and thought provoking read * Ellena Ronnie, 3rd Year Student Nurse, De Montfort University *

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