3rd Edition

A Textbook of Community Nursing

Edited By Sue Chilton, Heather Bain Copyright 2025
    522 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    522 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This 3rd edition is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to this essential area of practice. Fully updated to take into account the wide range of nursing roles in the community, it provides an integrated approach to care, with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing.

    It covers a wide range of topics, including: * Research and community nursing * Public health * Professional approaches to care * Risk management * Safeguarding * Therapeutic relationships * Care across the lifespan * Community nursing assessment * Mental health * Carers and families * Spirituality * Collaborative working * Acute care in community settings * Long-term-conditions * End-of-life care * Organisation and management of care * Leading person-centre care * Digital healthcare *

    Incorporating current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice, and underpinned by a strong evidence base, each chapter features learning objectives and activities. Case studies and examples from practice serve to illustrate the practical application of theory throughout.

    This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on post-registration specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.

    1:  Nursing in a community environment

    Sue Chilton

    2: Using research to inform evidence-based care

    Catherine Henshall and Lee Tomlinson

    3: Public health and the promotion of well-being

    Fiona Baguley and Debbie Wilson

    4: Professional approaches to care

    Bruce Harper-Ovstebo and Jane Mair

    5: Risk identification, mitigation and management

    Jayne Murphy and Lisa Clarke

    6: Safeguarding

    Jen Kirman and Naomi Smith

    7: Therapeutic relationships across the lifespan

    Elaine Allan, Louise Henderson and Emma Hay-Higgins

    8: The lifespan approach

    Donna Edwards and Helen Layton

    9: Community nursing assessment

    Helena Kelly and Sheila Cameron

    10: The role of the community nurse in mental health

     Roy Litvin and Julie Bliss

    11: Informal carers

    Mark Millar and Sevim Kaya

    12: Spirituality

    Ann Clarridge and Alan Gibbon

    13: Collaborative working

    Susie Gamble and Carol Russell

    14: Approaches to acute care

    Colette Henderson and Lauren Kydd

    15: Emerging issues in long term conditions

    Shirley Willis, Cathryn Smith and Gina Newbury

    16: Providing quality end of life care

    17: Organisation and management of care

     Jill Y. Gould

    18: Leading person-centred practice

    Caroline AW Dickson 

    19: Digital health care

    Lesley S Mills

    20: Facing the future

    Heather Bain


    Sue Chilton is Senior Lecturer, Oxford School of Nursing & Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

    Heather Bain is Associate Head of the Centre for Rural Health Sciences, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK