Community Health Nursing
Advanced Practice Nursing in the Community
Advanced Practice Nursing in the Community
Paperback      ISBN: 0761900357

In this new text-reference, Carl Helvie explores the realm of community health care for advanced practice nurses who are currently working in community care and for anyone else who requires an understanding of the issues involved.

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle (the Country Nurse Series, Book One)
Call the Nurse
True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle (the Country Nurse Series, Book One)
Paperback      ISBN: 1628725125
For fans of James Herriot and Call the Midwife. A Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Over 100,000 sold. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse's compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

"Julia MacLeod shares unique and enchanting experiences as a nurse in rural Scotland. Her stories will ring true with every nurse--or anyone--who has ever cared for a family or a community, whether in Scotland or America. Call the Nurse is a delightful read." --LeAnn Thieman, author Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house--a farmer's stone cottage--on "a small acre" of land.

Mary assumed duties as the island's district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the first enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.

Call the Nurse is a treasure of sweet nostalgia.
Community Public Health Nursin
Community Public Health Nursin
Paperback      ISBN: 1118396944

"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.

Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations
Community/Public Health Nursing
Promoting the Health of Populations
Paperback      ISBN: 0323528945

Give your students a complete guide to community health nursing Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a unique, upstream preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. Covering the nurses' role in promoting community health, it shows how students can take an active role in social action and health policy - emphasizing society's responsibility to protect all human life and ensuring that diverse and vulnerable populations have their basic health needs met. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book describes the issues and responsibilities of today's community and public health nurse.

  • UNIQUE A 'social justice' approach
  • promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations.
  • UNIQUE 'Upstream' preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur.
  • Case Studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples.
  • UNIQUE Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles.
  • Application of the nursing process at the individual, family, and aggregate levels highlights the community perspective in all health situations
  • Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations.
  • Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community.
  • Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives.
  • Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing.
  • Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter.
  • Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology.
  • NEW AND UNIQUE A
  • Veterans Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of veterans.
  • NEW Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions.
  • NEW Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you've just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention.
Developing Community Nursing Practice
Developing Community Nursing Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0335205577

Modern health care expects the individual practitioner to develop patient-focused, accessible and evidence-based community services. Despite the fact that the introduction and management of change is now a feature of professional education, community nurses often feel ill-prepared for introducing change in the real world, perceiving a gap between theory and practice. This book aims to close that gap.

Health Visiting
Health Visiting
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0443101051

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
Managing Risk in Community Practice: Nursing, Risk and Decision Making
Managing Risk in Community Practice
Nursing, Risk and Decision Making
Paperback      ISBN: 0702026034

This book provides an accessible account of the key issues involved in risk assessment and management. It focuses on how nurses make decisions about clients and risk, which are essential to quality, safe nursing care.

  • Leading author in this field
  • Link to ENB research which will be used as basis for educational developments in this area
  • Case studies from research provide 'real life' examples from practice
  • Drawn from 3 main areas for nursing risk management i.e. Mental health, learning disabilities, and care of the elderly
  • Reflect multi-professional context of risk
  • Nursing Within a Faith Community: Promoting Health in Times of Transition
    Nursing Within a Faith Community
    Promoting Health in Times of Transition
    Hardcover      ISBN: 076191210x

    Authors Margaret Clark and Joanne Nelson provide a unique outlook on the theoretical underpinnings for faith community nursing from the perspectives of both theology and nursing. Divided into seven sections, the book includes topics such as theoretical foundations of parish nursing, promoting health in times of transition, the process of nursing care within a faith community, faith communities promoting images of health, and the future of parish nursing.

    Orientation to Nursing in the Rural Community
    Orientation to Nursing in the Rural Community
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0761911561

    This book examines the evolving health care delivery systems and the role of nursing within the rural context. Divided into three parts including perspectives from experts in Australia and Canada, the book covers the foundations of rural nursing, special populations, and future perspectives. Students of nursing will find special features in each chapter such as a list of objectives, key terms, points to remember, suggested research activities, and discussion questions.

    Orientation to Nursing in the Rural Community
    Orientation to Nursing in the Rural Community
    Paperback      ISBN: 076191157x

    This book examines the evolving health care delivery systems and the role of nursing within the rural context. Divided into three parts including perspectives from experts in Australia and Canada, the book covers the foundations of rural nursing, special populations, and future perspectives. Students of nursing will find special features in each chapter such as a list of objectives, key terms, points to remember, suggested research activities, and discussion questions.