Health Visiting

Author: Anne Robotham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443101052
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This book is an essential resource for health visiting students that reflects the key changes required of health visiting practice at the beginning of the new millennium. It is a key text for specialist practitioner programmes and also for existing practitioners who are furthering their practice and academic development. It brings together the elements of theory and practice which are essential to health visiting practice. The book is research based and uses relevant evidence to support discussions. A particular strength is the use of case studies and practice examples to illustrate the theoretical discussions. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of health visiting practice will give the new practitioner confidence Case studies help to relate the theory to practice The up to date evidence base includes the latest research The wide range of contributors ensures that the content is written by experts in their field Coverage of aggression and violence, the needs of ethnic minorities, and complementary therapies reflects the growing role of the HV in relation to contemporary issues Fully updated throughout to reflect changes in practice including re-organisation of the health care service, changes in social policy, child protection and nurse prescribing. New chapters on Working with individuals and families; Working with social groups and communities; Working with socially excluded groups; Quality improvement through leading and managing change; and Nurse prescribing. Content reorganised to reflect changes in emphasis of various issues in practice Addition of useful websites for further information

Health Visiting

Author: Karen A. Luker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444335811
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Medical

This timely and relevant new edition of an established and well regarded text is essential reading for those training to become health visitors and those who are practitioners working with and in the community. As we celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the profession in 2012, Health Visiting: A Rediscovery has been thoroughly revised and updated since the last edition to reflect the many developments in health policy, public health priorities and health visiting practice. The focus of the book, however, remains the same: placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working w.

Public Health Nursing

Author: Greta Thornbory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118699461
Release Date: 2013-05-23
Genre: Medical

Public Health Nursing is an essential resource for all health visiting students, school nursing students, and occupational health nursing students, that reflects the current key changes in community public health nursing. It is a key textbook for specialist practitioner programmes, and those new to the public health arena. Written by relevant experts in the field, this practical textbook uniquely explores the three main specialties of Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting, School Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing. A particular strength of the book is the way it shows the diversity of each discipline and how they each address Public Health in vastly different ways according to the needs of their relevant population. This will be essential reading for all students on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes offered across the UK. Key features: Focuses on the specialist community public health nursing part of the NMC register Multidisciplinary, with contributors from all three specialisms Concerned with improving the health of the population, rather than treating the diseases of individual patients Focuses on practice and competencies

Child Protection Public Health and Nursing

Author: Jane Appleton
Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
ISBN: 1780460457
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: Medical

This book highlights and examines the vital role of nurses in protecting children and young people from maltreatment. It explores the input of nurses from different disciplines and draws on relevant theoretical, research, and policy literature, yet focuses in particular on the evidence base for the value of their work. While orientated towards the UK practice, the book includes some comparative material to add a wider perspective. It includes discussion of specialist public health nursing roles, such as health visiting and school nursing, as well as the contribution of those who have more general nursing roles, but whose work brings them into contact with children, young people, and their families. The book will be of interest to all qualified nurses working in acute care and primary care settings who have contact with children, young people, and their families. It will also be of interest to those undertaking post-qualifying and post-graduate courses and will be particularly relevant for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHNs), many of whom, once qualified, have significant child protection roles in practice. (Series: Protecting Children and Young People) [Subject: Nursing, Healthcare, Social Care, Children's Studies]

Community Health Care Nursing

Author: David Sines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118713235
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Medical

Review of previous edition: "An extremely popular and valuable resource to students, practitioners and managers in community health care nursing." Journal of Advanced Nursing Community Health Care Nursing has become established as an essential source of reference for all those working in the primary care and community health care domain. The Fourth Edition of this successful text focuses on new emergent agendas which affect primary care and public health education and service delivery/improvement. Comprehensive and accessible, this well established text draws on a wide range of subject experts all aiming for excellence in service delivery, to produce a resource that addresses the key aspects of community health delivery reflecting the reality of the new community/primary care agenda in the United Kingdom. Integrated throughout the book are themes relevant to contemporary community healthcare nursing, including Self Managed Care/Managed Care Pathways, Long Term Conditions, Palliative care and End of Life Care, Urgent and Unscheduled Care, Offender Care, and Continuing/Intermediate Care. The result is a book which focuses on new opportunities for contemporary practice, service delivery/improvement and education response within the context of the modernised primary and public healthcare service Key features: New edition of a well-established and successful text Written by experts in the field Examines competencies in practice Includes evidence-based guidelines and integrates national service framework requirements Includes new chapters on Advanced Nursing Practice and competence assessment, modernised primary healthcare workforce and workforce change, Commissioning, and user and public engagement

Health Improvement And Well Being Strategies For Action

Author: Wilson, Frances
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335244959
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Medical

This book is a must-read that addresses the changing roles and needs of students and lecturers from a wide range of health and social care backgrounds.

Health Visiting

Author: Karen A. Luker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119078586
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Medical

The fourth edition of this seminal text retains its focus on placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working with children, families, individuals and communities. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes and developments in health policy, public health priorities, and health visiting. It considers the public health role of the health visitor, and the important role and responsibilities the health visitor has with safeguarding children to ensure the child has the best possible start in life. Key features: Fully updated throughout, with new content on practice and policy developments Takes into account the challenges and changing role of the health visitor, and the need to ensure that their practice is evidenced-based Includes an additional chapter on working in a multicultural society with a discussion on some of the challenges faced by health visitors Discusses and debates the practice of public health and working with communities Examines the role of the health visitor with safeguarding and child protection, as well as working within a multi-professional team Features case studies and learning activities Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice is essential reading for student health visitors, public health nurses, and those on community placements, as well as other health practitioners working with and in the community.

Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies

Author: Ilcheong Yi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137533777
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Political Science

This book explores how political, social, economic and institutional factors in eight emerging economies have combined to generate diverse outcomes in their move towards universal health care. Structured in three parts, the book begins by framing social policy as an integral system in its own right. The following two parts go on to discuss the opportunities and challenges of achieving universal health care in Thailand, Brazil and China, and survey the obstacles facing India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa and Venezuela in the reform of their health care systems. The evolution of social policy systems and the cases in this volume together demonstrate that universalism in health care is continuously redefined by the interactions between diverse political forces and through specific policy processes. At a time when international and national-level discourse around health systems has once again brought universalism to the fore, this edited collection offers a timely contribution to the field in its thorough analysis of health care reform in emerging economies.

Public Health Skills

Author: Lesley Coles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444302585
Release Date: 2009-01-26
Genre: Medical

Nurses and other public health practitioners have a crucial role to play in helping to improve the collective well being of society and so developing skills in public health - preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health – is key to this process. Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners covers the complete spectrum of public health practice: the effective assessment and management of need, understanding policy and how to affect its implementation; before moving on to explore practical issues and themes surrounding the facilitation of public health. Within the four sections of the book, the text is organised around the ten core public health skills outlined in the National Occupational Standards for the practice of public health, covering skills including surveillance and assessment, collaborative working, working with communities, strategy development, risk management, leadership and ethics. Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners provides the fundamental, essential knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective practice and is an invaluable resource for all those connected to this vital, challenging and rapidly expanding aspect of health provision.

Health Visiting

Author: Anne Robotham
Publisher:
ISBN: 044306203X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

This text covers practice from the aspiring health visitor to the higher level practitioner viewpoints. It takes a wide-ranging approach to practice. The book reflects the changes in Health Visitor practice brought about by community care legislation and the educational changes ushered in by PREP. It reflects the growing role of the HV in relation to contemporary problems such as alcohol and substance misuse, environmental pollution, and aggression and violence. In short, the book defines the new status of the health visitor as a specialist practitioner, and explores the less easily defined area of advanced practice.

Promoting the Health of School Age Children

Author: Val Thurtle
Publisher:
ISBN: 1856423565
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Children

Considers factors that impact on children and young people and the strategies that are in place to meet their needs. This book uses the themes of government policies such as Every Child Matters, Safeguarding Children, and Our Health Our Care Our Say. It is suitable for those studying and working at degree level.

Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

Author: Sarah Cowley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702028083
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Deals with the field of community public health. This book reflects the positive emphasis on developing and describing various services in relation to their purpose and client/user group.

Healthy Lives Healthy People

Author: Great Britain: Department of Health
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0101798520
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

The Government recognises that many lifestyle-driven health problems are at alarming levels: obesity; high rates of sexually transmitted infections; a relatively large population of drug users; rising levels of harm from alcohol; 80,000 deaths a year from smoking; poor mental health; health inequalities between rich and poor. This white paper outlines the Government's proposals to protect the population from serious health threats; help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and improve the health of the poorest. It aims to empower individuals to make healthy choices and give communities and local government the freedom, responsibility and funding to innovate and develop ways of improving public health in their area. The paper responds to Sir Michael Marmot's strategic review of health inequalities in England post 2010 - "Fair society, healthy lives" (available at http://www.marmotreview.org/AssetLibrary/pdfs/Reports/FairSocietyHealthyLives.pdf) and adopts its life course framework for tackling the wider social determinants of health. A new dedicated public health service - Public Health England - will be created to ensure excellence, expertise and responsiveness, particularly on health protection where a national response is vital. The paper gives a timetable showing how the proposals will be implemented and an annex sets out a vision of the role of the Director of Public Health. The Department is also publishing a fuller story on the health of England in "Our health and wellbeing today" (http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_122238.pdf), detailing the challenges and opportunities, and in 2011 will issue documents on major public health issues.

School Nurse Survival Guide

Author: Jane Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 1856424227
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Community health nursing

The book gives guidance and practical advice about working in the community and the specialist role of school nursing. It includes contributions from newly qualified school nurses to provide reflections on their experiences, challenges and successes.

Non medical Prescribing

Author: Mahesh Sodha
Publisher:
ISBN: 085369768X
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Medical

A new guide designed to ensure confident prescribing in specialist areas. The need for this text stems from the necessity to develop non-medical prescribing in practice. It offers a resource for all non-medical prescribers including nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who desire to become supplementary or independent prescribers in their field. The book is divided into two comprehensive sections and provides an overview of non-medical prescribing by healthcare professionals other than doctors.