1st Edition

Nursing in Primary Health Care
Policy into Practice

ISBN 9780415106160
Published April 13, 1996 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $66.95

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Book Description

The role and scope of nursing in primary health care is continually evolving as a result of changes in society. This book explores current issues from the perspective of nursing, showing how policy informs practice. The topics covered include:

* health needs profiling
* assessment
* interprofessional work
* quality of care
* family carers
* new nursing roles in primary health care

The book is suitable for practioners in primary health care, students doing diploma, degree and postgraduate courses in nursing and health studies, and also post-registration courses. Nursing in Primary Care draws on research and examples from practice to encourage a questioning approach to policy information and the consequences of its implementation.


`clear and readable ... discussions are well supported by research and provide a stimulating analysis of what is happening in Primary Health Care' - Phyllis Mallett, Thames Valley University

`A useful book' - Nursing Times

'A useful reference for primary health care practitioners, students of postregistration community nursing courses and health studies degree and postgraduate courses.' - Journal of Community Nursing

'A useful introduction to aspects of the current primary care policy and their impact on nursing.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care