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An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

2nd Edition

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Diana Guzys, Rhonda Brown, Dean Whitehead, Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek, Maree Meredith, Stephane Bouchoucha, Susan McInnes, Kath Peters, Elizabeth Halcomb, Catherine Stephen, Joanne Joyce-McCoach, Leesa Hooker, Christine Ashley, Grant Kinghorn, Kathleen Tori
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  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316618127

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  • To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners, reflecting the dynamic nature of community health care practice. Learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, case studies and further reading consolidate understanding of key concepts. Students and instructors can also find comprehensive supplementary resources on the companion website. With each author writing in their areas of expertise, this practical resource equips students with the tools they will need as community and primary health care professionals working in a diverse range of settings across Australia and New Zealand.

    • Features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners
    • Revised and updated fully to incorporate current leading primary health care research
    • A practical resource written by authors who are experts in their field
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316618127
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 191 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory:
    1. Community and primary health care Diana Guzys
    2. Empowering individuals and communities Diana Guzys
    3. Exploring disability from a social model of health perspective Rhonda Brown
    4. Mental health promotion Dean Whitehead
    5. Indigenous health Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek and Maree Meredith
    6. Gendered health Rhonda Brown and Stephane Bouchoucha
    7. Interprofessional practice Elizabeth Halcomb, Susan McInnes and Kath Peters
    Part II. Skills for Practice:
    8. Cultural competence Diana Guzys
    9. Community health needs assessment Diana Guzys
    10. Program planning, implementation and evaluation Dean Whitehead
    11. Managing chronic health conditions Elizabeth Halcomb and Catherine Stephen
    12. Case management Elizabeth Halcomb and Joanne Joyce-McCroach
    13. Home visiting, risk assessment and safety Diana Guzys
    Part III. Community and Primary Health Care Roles:
    14. Community health nursing Rhonda Brown
    15. Community nursing practice in mental health Rhonda Brown
    16. Maternal, child and family health nursing Leesa Hooker
    17. School nursing Elizabeth Halcomb and Christine Ashley
    18. Youth health nursing Diana Guzys
    19. Sexual health nursing Diana Guzys
    20. Alcohol, tobacco and other drug nursing Rhonda Brown
    21. Rural health nursing Diana Guzys
    22. Occupational health nursing Rhonda Brown
    23. Nursing in general practice Elizabeth Halcomb
    24. Home-based nursing Rhonda Brown
    25. Forensic and corrections nursing Elizabeth Halcomb and Grant Kinghorn
    26. Nurse practitioners Kathleen Tori.

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    Diana Guzys, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Diana Guzys is a lecturer at La Trobe University, Victoria. Since commencing her role at the University, Diana has completed a Masters of Nursing and is currently a Ph.D. candidate. After relocating to a rural environment and taking up a community health nursing role, Diana embraced a change in her professional practice and career direction. Health education and health promotion were the mainstay of her practice for over two decades, first as a generalist community health nurse and later as a secondary school nurse. Her current research focus demonstrates a return to seeking ways to improve and optimise the health of rural communities.

    Rhonda Brown, Deakin University, Victoria
    Rhonda Brown is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Victoria. She is an experienced clinician and educator with a background in community and mental health nursing, family therapy, counselling, tertiary and community education. Rhonda teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is Course Director for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education. Rhonda's research primarily focuses on the physical and mental health outcomes of people of diverse sexuality including projects investigating cancer among lesbian and bisexual women, smoking in the GLBT community and alcohol and mental health of sexual minority women. Dr Brown is interested in developing strategies and interventions that promote the health and address the physical and mental health disparities among marginalised population groups.

    Elizabeth Halcomb, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Elizabeth Halcomb RN B.N.(Hons) FACN Ph.D. is Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an experienced academic nurse leader who is committed to developing researchers in both academia and the clinical setting. Professor Halcomb leads a strong research program in primary care nursing, with particular emphasis on nursing in general practice, chronic disease and nursing workforce issues. She also undertakes research around learning and teaching in nursing, academic workforce development and research methodology. Professor Halcomb has particular interests in mixed methods research and evidence based practice.

    Dean Whitehead, Flinders University of South Australia
    Dean Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. He has published over 150 theoretical/research papers and received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork 'Highly Commended Award for Excellence' for work in this area. He sits on several international Executive Editorial/Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and ISRN – Nursing (International Scholarly Research Network). He is also an Associate Editor for The Open Nursing Journal. His current research focus is with several New Zealand and Australian-based health promotion projects that investigate the assessment of issues related to settings-based health promotion networks.

    Contributors

    Diana Guzys, Rhonda Brown, Dean Whitehead, Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek, Maree Meredith, Stephane Bouchoucha, Susan McInnes, Kath Peters, Elizabeth Halcomb, Catherine Stephen, Joanne Joyce-McCoach, Leesa Hooker, Christine Ashley, Grant Kinghorn, Kathleen Tori

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