2nd Edition

A Textbook of Community Nursing

Edited By Sue Chilton, Heather Bain Copyright 2018
    408 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice.


    This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes:

    • Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base;
    • Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading;
    • Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory.

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

     1. Nursing in a community environment

    2. Public health and the promotion of well-being

    3. Professional approaches to care

    4. Managing risk

    5. Therapeutic relationships

    6. Care across the lifespan

    7. Community nursing assessment

    8. The role of the community nurse in mental health

    9. Carers: the keystone of communities and families

    10. Spirituality: a neglected aspect of care

    11. Collaborative working: benefits and barriers

    12. Approaches to acute care in the community

    13. Emerging issues in long-term conditions

    14. Providing quality in end-of-life care

    15. Organisation and management of care

    16. Leading quality, person-centred care in the community

    17. eHealth

    18. Development of community nursing in the context of changing times


    Sue Chilton, Senior Lecturer/Academic Course Leader in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK.


    Heather Bain, Senior Lecturer Postgraduate and CPD Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.