A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring
social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and
What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives
support community health and wellbeing?
In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary
health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill
Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the
interaction between people and their environment.
Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this
valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as
those working in the field.
Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide
essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the
provision of equitable health care for all.
The Miller Family case study
This new edition of Community Health and Wellness
features a common family case study running throughout the
The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing
examples of primary health care issues in both countries.
These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent
health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and
inclusive health care.
• global insights with a focus on primary health care practice
in Australia and New Zealand
• promotion of community health care across the lifespan
• a unique socio-ecological approach to community health
• the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok
Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines
• extensive references providing current, specific source
• an emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health
• an evolving case study in each chapter, with links to
• a focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration
of policy, research and practice
• exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and
midwifery roles in primary health care practice
• strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key
community health issues
• reflective exercises and action points encouraging readers
to consider key issues, their implications and next steps
• research studies exemplifying each chapter's central theme
and promoting evidence-based practice