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Public Health Nursing: A Textbook for Health Visitors, School Nurses and Occupational Health Nurses

Greta Thornbory (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8007-8
256 pages
August 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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1. What is Public Health?

2. Public Health Nursing.

3. Theoretical Perspectives of Health Visiting.

4. Health Visiting in Practice.

5. The Development of School Nursing.

6. School Nursing in Practice.

7. What is Occupational Health?

8. Occupational Health Nursing Practice.

9. Education and Continuing Professional Development of Public Health Nurses.

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  • 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
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"The book is unique in that it provides current information about three SCPHN fields in one text. It will be invaluable to those wishing to explore the role of nursing in public health. Greta Thornbory has selected her authors with care. It is immediately obvious not only that the authors are experts, but also that they are passionate about their own field of practice. Learning objectives and activity boxes provide continuity and useful points for readers to stop for reflection and confirmation of learning." (Nursing Standard, May 2010)

"This is an excellent 'state-of-the-art' book that reflects the most up-to-date thinking" (Occupational Health, September 2009)
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