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Title Nursing for public health : promotion, principles, and practice / edited by Paul Linsley, Roslyn Kane, Sara Owen.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  610.734 N938p 2011    ---  Available
Description xxiii, 289 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. What is the new public health agenda and why does it matter? 1. The context and direction of health care / Sara Owen and Ruth Reilly : The policy content ; Tackling inequalities in health ; The nursing contribution to the new public health agenda -- 2. Influences on health and the causes of ill health across the lifespan / Laura Serrant-Green : The variable nature of health and well-being ; The contexts of health: influences across lifespan ; Implications for care practice: national service frameworks (NSFs) -- 3. Health promotion theory / Paul Linsley : Defining health promotion ; Determinants of health ; The Ottawa charter: the foundation for health promotion ; The role of the nurse in health promotion ; Beliefs, attitudes and values ; Health promotion theories and models --
pt. 2. Delivering public health: the role of nurses in the delivery of the new public health agenda. 4. The changing role of the nurse / Rachael Spencer : A brief history of the nursing profession ; What is a nurse in the twenty-first century? ; Challenges for nurses -- 5. Inter-professional practice and education in health and social care / Nigel Horner and Trevor Simpson : From fragmentation to integration ; The language of working together ; The changing vocational landscape -- 6. The nurse-patient relationship / John McKinnon : The relevance of attachment theory ; Constructing the nurse-patient relationship -- 7. Accessing and using information in clinical practice / Sonia Budgen : An overview of the UK National Programmes for Information Technology and eHealth ; Clinical decision support software ; Information governance ; Confidentiality ; Information ethics within health care ; Training ; Mobile working ; Issues relating to consent ; The importance of clinical information management ; Record keeping ; Communicating with clients using email and the internet -- 8. The importance of nursing to public health: the political and policy context / Abigail Masterson : Why nurses need to be interested in politics and policy making ; The development of the NHS: an idiosyncratic but critically informed whistle-stop tour ; Globalization ; Moving towards a global mode of nursing ; Technology ; Devolution ; Current policy issues for public health nursing --
pt. 3. Key skills for nurses delivering the new public health agenda. 9. Health needs assessment: caring for the individual and the population / Maria Joyce, Tracy Pilcher and Dianne Ramm : Conducting a nursing assessment of an individual patient ; Individual nursing assessment ; The assessment format and nursing models ; The activities of daily living ; Conducting an individual patient assessment ; Health needs assessment of populations ; So what is 'health needs assessment'? ; What is the purpose of health needs assessment? ; Determinants of health ; Undertaking health needs assessment ; Health needs assessment of populations -- 10. Planning interventions: meeting the needs of individuals and communities / Grace Spencer : What is health promotion planning? ; Health promotion planning models -- 11. Implementing interventions: delivering care to individuals and communities / Ian Loveday and Paul Linsley : A shift in focus ; The role of the nurse in delivering care to individuals ; Levels of interventions ; Partnership working ; The role of the nurse in developing public health guidance -- 12. Evaluating interventions: focusing on measuring impact at both the individual and community level / A. Niroshan Siriwardena : Deciding to undertake an evaluation ; Clinical audit, evaluation, improvement or research ; Health systems, complexity and complex interventions --
pt. 4. Key areas of health need. 13. Smoking and smoking cessation / Vicki Linsley : Why do people smoke? ; Epidemiology ; Effects of smoking on health ; Stopping smoking -- 14. Tackling health inequalities / Roslyn Kane and Ruth Reilly : The meaning of health inequalities ; How can nurses recognize and respond to health inequalities in their personal practice and influence policy? ; Reducing inequalities in health through strategic nursing interventions: nurses influencing policy -- 15. Tackling obesity / Alison Mostyn and Dilip Nathan : Defining obesity ; The UK obesity 'epidemic' ; Causes of obesity ; At risk groups ; Physical, social and psychological impact of obesity ; Prevention and intervention ; Role of the nurse ; PSA targets -- 16. Improving sexual health / Sheena MacRae and Jill Ladlow : Public health responses to sexual health in the UK ; Determinants and distribution of sexual ill health ; Key interventions to improve sexual health ; The role of the nurse ; Considerations for sexual health work with young people ; Sexual health in other nursing roles ; Contraceptive methods ; Managing unplanned pregnancies -- 17. Mental health / Paul Linsley and John Hurley : Defining mental ill health ; Causes of mental ill health ; Stigma ; Looking at mental illness: a public health approach ; Levels of prevention ; Recovery ; The physical health of mental health service users -- 18. Alcohol: reducing harm / Damian Mitchell and Iain Armstrong : Effects of alcohol ; Units of alcohol ; Relative risks from alcohol ; How the population drinks ; The role of nurses in addressing alcohol -- 19. Long-term conditions / Sian Maslin-Prothero and Andrew Finney : Defining long-term conditions ; Public health ; Self-care and self-management ; The patient journey -- 20: The future of nursing and public health: challenges and debates / Paul Linsley, Roslyn Kane and Sara Owen : The story so far ; Key policy documents ; Nursing knowledge and skills for the future ; Leadership and management ; Nursing research and evidence ; Professional development and new ways of working.
Summary There is a growing need for all nurses to promote the health of patients as well as treating illnesses. This textbook examines core policies, theories and models of public health, alongside nursing skills and interventions for health issues such as obesity, smoking and sexual health.
Subject Preventive Health Services.
Public health nursing -- Textbooks.
Added Author Linsley, Paul.
Kane, Roslyn.
Owen, Sara, 1957-
ISBN 9780199561087 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199561087 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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