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Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice

Edited by Paul Linsley, Roslyn Kane, and Sara Owen

February 2011

ISBN: 9780199561087

320 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

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Price: £27.49

Nursing for Public Health reflects the 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.

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Nursing for Public Health reflects the 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.

  • A lively and interesting introduction to public health and health promotion for nurses.
  • Examines how public health relates to all fields of nursing in policy and practice.
  • Demonstrates the core knowledge, values and skills required to improve patient health and well being.
  • Taking a patient centred approach, patient cases illustrate how to make positive nursing interventions in key areas of health need such as smoking, obesity and mental health.
  • Written for students, this is a core reference and textbook to support academic work and placements throughout the course.
  • Online material supports interactive learning and directs readers to the latest guidelines from organisations such as the NMC, DOH, NICE, UK Public Health Institute and more.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Paul Linsley, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, Roslyn Kane, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, and Sara Owen, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, University of Lincoln.

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 health and health informatics.

Roslyn Kane is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. After working for some years as a nurse in women's health, she worked for ten years in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she did her PhD. She has worked on many research projects, mainly around sexual and reproductive health, teenage pregnancy and service evaluation.

Sara Owen is Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln. She has research interests in women and mental health, workforce issues, and evaluation of education and training.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: What is the new public health agenda and why does it matter?
    1:The context and direction of health care, Sara Owen & Ruth Reilly
    2:Influences on health and the causes of ill health across the lifespan, Laura Serrant-Green
    3:Health promotion theory, Paul Linsley
    Part 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
    5:Inter-professional practice and education in health and social care, Nigel Horner and Trevor Simpson
    6:The Nurse patient relationship, John McKinnon
    7:Accessing and using information in clinical practice, Sonia Budgen
    8:The importance of nursing to public health: the political and policy context, Abigail Masterson
    Part 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
    10:Planning interventions: meeting the needs of individuals and communities, Grace Spencer
    11:Implementing interventions: delivering care to individuals and communities, Ian Loveday
    12:Evaluating interventions: focusing on measuring impact at both the individual and community level, Niro Siriwardena
    Part 4: Key areas of health needs
    13:Smoking and smoking cessation, Vicki Linsley
    14:Tackling health inequalities, Roslyn Kane and Ruth Reilly
    15:Tackling obesity, Alison Mostyn and Dilip Nathan
    16:Improving sexual health, Sheena MacRae and Jill Ladlow
    17:Mental health, Paul Linsley and John Hurley
    18:Alcohol: reducing harm, Damian Mitchell and Iain Armstrong
    19:Long-term conditions, Sian Maslin-Prothero and Andrew Finney
    20:The future of public health nursing: challenges and debates, Paul Linsey, Ros Kane and Sara Owen

Reviews

Very promising. I would recommend for pre-registration nursing students and nurses who wish to understand the contribution they can make to public health as part of their wider nursing role - Sian Parke, Lecturer, School of Health Science, Swansea University

Welcomed and timely... will help pre registration nursing students to make the link between key policy drivers and the challenges for the nursing profession... written to have practical relevance and promote reflective thought and critical thinking through the application of theoretical concepts... Suitable for all students as a main text... recommended reading - Pauline Lilley, Lecturer, Coventry University

A useful addition to available resources for undergraduates. Setting public health nursing firmly in the contexts of the evolving policy agenda, nursing roles and key skills before exploring specific areas of need - Dr Erica S. Alabaster, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University

With an increasing emphasis on Public Health within the nursing profession it is important that this subject is covered well within nursing courses...this textbook is a good foundation to public health nursing - Kirsten Kernaghan RGN BSc(Hons) MSc, Services Co-ordinator, NHS Lothian

I have not seen many public health books that are as up to date... Furthermore, I think that with an ever increasing focus on public health, this would be a good foundation for students to then explore from... Overall I think you could use the book throughout your training - Michelle Gibbon, Newly qualified Nurse, Liverpool

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