Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Editor(s): Lesley Coles, Elizabeth Porter

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578

Reviews


"The book fills a niche in public health practice literature, especially the first two sections, which are broadly applicable and particularly helpful." (Doody's Reviews, June 2009)

"This has been written for pre-registration nurses as well as public health practitioners and it focuses, exactly as the title states, on public health practice. Easy to read and well laid out there is a section on "how to use this book" helping the reader to get the most out of any reading and exercises. The book has four sections (which are further subdivided into chapters) "Assessment of Public Health Need", "Management of Public Health Needs", "Policies that impact" and finally "Facilitation of Public Health Activities". Practical examples are cited to illustrate points along with practical tips and useful activities and case study examples to help the reader understand points and explore issues in their own area. The book integrates the 3 different approaches to public health with the 4 key principles and 10 occupational standards. This is a well written book that is likely to become an 'essential text' for many and find itself on reading lists for pre-registration nursing courses as well as other public health courses. This is comprehensive textbook on public health will be a useful resource for teachers and practitioners engaged in public health as well as students." (Journal of Community Nursing)

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