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2nd Edition

A Textbook of Community Nursing

ISBN 9781498725378
Published October 17, 2017 by Routledge
408 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

 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

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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.