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Cambridge University Press
30 November 2020
Community and primary health care nursing is a rapidly growing field. Founded on the social model of health, the primary health care approach explores how social, environmental, economic and political factors affect the health of the individual and communities, and the role of nurses and other health care practitioners in facilitating an equitable and collaborative health care process. An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care provides an engaging introduction to the theory, skills and range of professional roles in community settings. This edition has been fully revised to include current research and practice, and includes three new chapters on health informatics, refugee health nursing and developing a career in primary health care. Written by an expert team, this highly readable text is an indispensable resource for any reader undertaking a course in community and primary health care and developing their career in the community.
Edited by:   Diana Guzys (University of Tasmania), Rhonda Brown (Deakin University, Victoria), Elizabeth Halcomb (University of Wollongong, New South Wales), Dean Whitehead (University of Tasmania)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 190mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   930g
ISBN:   9781108797832
ISBN 10:   1108797830
Pages:   460
Publication Date:   30 November 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I. Theory: 1. Community and Primary Health Care Diana Guzys; 2. Empowering individuals, groups and communities Diana Guzys; 3. Exploring disability from a social model of health perspective Rhonda Brown; 4. A lifespan and settings-based approach to mental health promotion Dean Whitehead; 5. Indigenous health and well-being: wise and responsive practice in primary health care Susan Mlcek and Kerry Taylor; 6. Gendered health Rhonda Brown and Stephane Bouchoucha; 7. Interprofessional practice Susan McInnes, Kath Peters and Elizabeth Halcomb; 8. Developing a career in primary health care Kaara Ray B. Calma, Anna Williams, Susan McInnes and Elizabeth Halcomb; Part II. Skills for Practice: 9. Cultural competence and cultural safety Diana Guzys and Kath Hoare; 10. Community health needs assessment Diana Guzys; 11. Health-related program planning and evaluation Dean Whitehead; 12. Health informatics Kerry Butler-Henderson; 13. Managing chronic health conditions Catherine Stephen and Elizabeth Halcomb; 14. Case management Elizabeth Halcomb; 15. Home visiting, risk assessment and safety Diana Guzys; Part III. Community and Primary Health Care Roles: 16. Community health nursing Rhonda Brown; 17. Community mental health nursing Rhonda Brown; 18. Maternal, child and family health nursing Leesa Hooker; 19. School and youth health nursing Diana Guzys; 20. Sexual health nursing Diana Guzys; 21. Drug and alcohol nursing Rhonda Brown; 22. Rural health nursing Diana Guzys; 23. Refugee health nursing Bronwen Blake and Sandy Eager; 24. Occupational health nursing Rhonda Brown; 25. Nursing in general practice Elizabeth Halcomb; 26. Home-based care Jacqueline Allen and Rhonda Brown; 27. Correctional nursing Grant Kinghorn and Elizabeth Halcomb; 28. Nurse practitioners Kathleen Tori.

Diana Guzys RN, MN, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Adolescent Health and Welfare, B Pub Hlth is Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania. 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 was 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 demonstrates a return to seeking ways to improve and optimise the health of rural communities, and professional issues for nurses working in community nursing roles. Rhonda Brown RN, PhD, M Soc Sci, Grad Dip Comm Hlth, Grad Dip Family Therapy, Grad Dip Psy Nurs, Grad Cert Higher Ed holds a conjoint position as Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at Deakin University, Victoria. She is an experienced clinician and educator with a background in community and mental health nursing, family therapy, counselling, and tertiary and community education. Dr Brown is also a counsellor and family therapist in private practice and provides clinical supervision to health professionals. Rhonda's research primarily focuses on the physical and mental health outcomes of people from minority populations. Dr Brown is interested in developing strategies and interventions that promote health and address physical and mental health disparities among marginalised population groups. Elizabeth Halcomb RN, BN (Hons), FACN, PhD is Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing at the University of Wollongong. She leads a strong research program in primary care nursing, with emphasis on nursing in general practice, chronic disease and nursing workforce issues. In 2018, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame for her work in primary care nursing. In 2019, she was the first nurse to be awarded the Bridges-Webb Medal by the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care for her significant contribution to academic primary care teaching and research. Professor Halcomb has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and has been a chief investigator of grants funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC). She is Editor of Nurse Researcher (RCNi) and an editor of Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. Dean Whitehead PhD, MSc/MPH, B Ed, RN, FCNA (NZ) is Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania. He has published close to 200 theoretical/research papers - mainly in the fields of health promotion, health education, public health, primary health care, health policy and research methodology - both within and outside the nursing disciplines. He is an associate editor for BMC Public Health and Regional Editor for Health Education, as well as lead author of the forthcoming new edition of Health Promotion and Health Education in Nursing and Midwifery.

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