Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice

Paperback | March 10, 2011

EditorPaul Linsley, Roslyn Kane, Sara Owen

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Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice is an essential resource which reflects the growing need for all nurses to maintain and improve health as well as treating illnesses. This book takes as its starting point that the aims of public health and health promotion are keycomponents of the nursing role and daily nursing care. Writing in a clear and lively style, the authors provide both an academic and practical account of public health for all nursing practice. Beginning with the question 'what is the public health agenda and why does it matter?' the book examines and critiques core policies, theories, and models in healthcare. The role of the nurse in improving health is explored in the context of the scope of nursing practice and working with patientsand interprofessional colleagues. Key nursing skills of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care are outlined before the authors demonstrate how nurses can make important interventions on health issues such as mental health, obesity, sexual health, smoking, alcohol and long termconditions. Written as a core undergraduate course book this text is key reading for all pre registration nursing students who need to understand what public health means to nursing and need the skills required for all nurses practicing in the 21st century. Students on post registration courses will find thisto be a helpful introduction. Online material * Current web links and regular updates. * RSS feeds from organisations such as the NMC, DOH, NICE, UK Public Health Institute and more.* Checklists for patient assessments and interviews.* Web links to existing health promotion interventions on key clinical topics, which have been developed elsewhere. * Podcasts (not yet firm).

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Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice is an essential resource which reflects the growing need for all nurses to maintain and improve health as well as treating illnesses. This book takes as its starting point that the aims of public health and health promotion are keycomponents of the nursing role and daily nur...

Paul Linsley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Paul is registered as a Clinical Specialist in Acute Psychiatry and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He teaches on research masters programmes as well as pre and post registration nurse training programmes. He has written on and has an interest in acute mental...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.07 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: What is the new public health agenda and why does it matter?1. Sara Owen and Ruth Reilly: The context and direction of health care2. Laura Serrant-Green: Influences on health and the causes of ill health across the lifespan3. Paul Linsley: Health promotion theoryPart 2: Delivering public health: The role of nurses in the delivery of the new public health agenda4. Rachael Spencer: The changing role of the nurse5. Nigel Horner and Trevor Simpson: Inter-professional practice and education in health and social care6. John McKinnon: The Nurse patient relationship7. Sonia Budgen: Accessing and using information in clinical practice8. Abigail Masterson: The importance of nursing to public health: the political and policy contextPart 3: Key skills for nurses delivering the new public health agenda9. Maria Joyce, Tracy Pilcher and Dianne Ramm: Health needs assessment: caring for the individual and the population10. Grace Spencer: Planning interventions: meeting the needs of individuals and communities11. Ian Loveday: Implementing interventions: delivering care to individuals and communities12. Niro Siriwardena: Evaluating interventions: focusing on measuring impact at both the individual and community levelPart 4: Key areas of health needs13. Vicki Linsley: Smoking and smoking cessation14. Roslyn Kane and Ruth Reilly: Tackling health inequalities15. Alison Mostyn and Dilip Nathan: Tackling obesity16. Sheena MacRae and Jill Ladlow: Improving sexual health17. Paul Linsley and John Hurley: Mental health18. Damian Mitchell and Iain Armstrong: Alcohol: reducing harm19. Sian Maslin-Prothero and Andrew Finney: Long-term conditions20. Paul Linsey, Ros Kane and Sara Owen: The future of public health nursing: challenges and debates

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"This book will provide an excellent knowledge base on public health for a student or junior nurse... Overall, an enjoyable, informative and thought provoking read" --Ellena Ronnie, 3rd Year Student Nurse, De Montfort University