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

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

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.

Community and Public Health Nursing

Author: David Sines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118426883
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Medical

"An extremely popular and valuable resource to students, practitioners and managers in community health care nursing" - Journal of Advanced Nursing The fifth edition of Community and Public Health Nursing is an essential source of information for all those working in primary and community healthcare. Comprehensive and accessible, it draws on the knowledge of a wide range of experts and conveys all the information and skills nurses working in modern primary care settings require. It includes material on policy developments, research perspectives, health visiting, practice and district nursing, team working, advanced nursing practice, non-medical prescribing, inter-professional practice, and user involvement. New edition of the definitive textbook on community healthcare nursing Covers learning disability nursing, caring for patients with mental health conditions, and community children’s nursing and school nursing Written by experts in the field – providing authority and insight Thorough, comprehensive, and up-to-date with the latest policy guidelines Community and Public Health Nursing is an invaluable resource for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all healthcare professionals who work in the primary care and community setting, including practice nurses, nurse practitioners, district nurses, community staff nurses, health visitors, school nurses, walk-in centre nurses and sexual health nurses. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Public Health and Community Nursing E Book

Author: Dianne Watkins
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702042607
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Genre: Medical

The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing

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

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]

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.

Safeguarding And Child Protection For Nurses Midwives And Health Visitors A Practical Guide

Author: Powell, Catherine
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335236145
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Medical

"All nurses have a duty to inform and alert appropriate personnel if they suspect a child has been abused, and to know where they can seek expert advice and support if they have concerns. This comprehensive text providing the link between legislation, policy, research and practice will enable students and practitioners to expand their knowledge and understanding of the key issues involved in safeguarding children and young people." Fiona Smith, Adviser in Children and Young People's Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, UK "Once again, Catherine Powell has produced a superbly useful text which will prove invaluable to students and health practitioners. The organisation and layout is highly user-friendly and it represents an up to the minute guide absolutely rooted in practice. The case studies are an excellent addition and enable the reader to really absorb the concepts within the context of their practice experience. It is first rate." Jan Nelmes, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK Nurses, midwives and health visitors have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. In this clear and invaluable guide, Catherine Powell focuses on the practical aspects of safeguarding and how healthcare professionals should respond to safeguarding children concerns. The book covers the full spectrum of safeguarding children work; from prevention and early help through to statutory intervention and serious case review. The book includes: Realistic case scenarios, concerning unborn babies, infants, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents, with examples of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect The roles and responsibilities of nurses, midwives and health visitors working in a range of settings, including those working primarily with adult clients Crucial chapters on integrated working and supervision and support in safeguarding 'Points for Practice', 'Practice Questions' and 'Markers of Good Practice' to stimulate further thinking and application to real-life practice The book also offers an insight into the inter-agency aspects of safeguarding and child protection and the roles of other key players such as children's social care, the police and education services. The safety and welfare of the child or young person is placed at the centre of care delivery.Written by a leading expert, Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors is an essential tool for all nursing, midwifery and health visiting students and will be invaluable for practising nurses, midwives and health visitors who face an array of complex and sensitive issues in the field of safeguarding.

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191039454
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Medical

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

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

Educating Professionals

Author: Mark Doel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754648109
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Educating Professionals offers a comprehensively written account of the recent organizational and conceptual changes in UK practice education. Using case examples, the authors focus on student learning in practice settings: how this is organized, what methods are used and how their abilities are assessed. Covering nine professions in the field, the authors explore the overlap in these roles, their discrete areas of expertise and introduce the general concepts that translate between professions.

Health Visiting

Author: Karen A. Luker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119084556
Release Date: 2016-07-22
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.