Community Nursing

Community Nursing : Dimensions and Dilemmas

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This timely book provides a critical analysis of the salient aspects of community nursing, including the move towards a more holistic model of care, assessment of needs, management issues, research, client relationships and values. As we move towards a system of cost-effective community-centred care, this text will enable students and educationalists to explore the advantages, problems and key issues that are arising.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 14mm | 358.34g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340597992
  • 9780340597996

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As the revolution in community care continues, community nurses are taking on a whole new range of roles and responsibilities. This book explores the changes that are taking place, and how these affect everyday nursing practice. The issues covered include client relations, working with carers, interprofessional collaboration, ethical constraints, changes in management, and community health profiles. There is also a focus on the political imperatives in community nursing, and the impact of recent reports, including The Future of Professional Practice produced by the UKCC in 1994. This is a key text for all community nursing students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), P2000 diploma students, nurse educators, and practitioners alike.
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Table of contents

The concept of community nursing
Health - a common concern?
Assessing need
Research - the basis for authoritative practice
The community nurse - client relationship
Working together: nter-agency collaboration
Working with carers
Values in community nursing
The competent practitioner?
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...stimulating, thought-provoking and very informative
Professional Nurse

One must agree that an absorbing range of issues is addressed in a thought provoking and in places, controversial manner.
Nursing Ethics

The text presents as thoroughly readable, yet intellectually engaging.
Nursing Ethics

Overall, here is an interesting amalgamation of ideas representing an innovative, integrated and live account of community nursing and the current concerns within it. I would certainly recommend this book.
Nursing Ethics

This is a welcome new book on community nursing.
European Nurse

The book offers a good mix of information, ideas and arguments ata time of great change and turbulence in the health-care system.
European Nurse
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