Chapter 1. Assessing and Identifying Health Needs: Theories and Frameworks for Practice

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed2 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)3
  1. Fiona Haughey MA, BA, RGN, RMN, DipHV Deputy Director

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch1

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

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

How to Cite

Haughey, F. (2008) Assessing and Identifying Health Needs: Theories and Frameworks for Practice, in Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners (eds L. Coles and E. Porter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Deputy Award Leader Pre Qualifying Nursing Programme, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. Health Improvement Services, Bournemouth and Poole Primary Care Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

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Keywords:

  • public health skills - assessment;
  • Health needs assessment (HNA);
  • assessing needs and priorities – importance of;
  • national policy and legislation supporting health needs assessment;
  • health, health need and health care need;
  • need, demand and supply;
  • health needs assessment approaches and assessment framework;
  • community health needs assessment and health profiling;
  • population screening;
  • elderly services with single assessment process (SAP) and children’s services with common assessment framework (CAF)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Health Needs Assessment?

  • Why is Assessing Needs and Priorities Important?

  • National Policy and Legislation Supporting Health Needs Assessment

  • Health, Health Need and Health Care Need

  • Need, Demand and Supply

  • Approaches to Health Needs Assessment

  • Health Needs Assessment: Practical Approaches

  • A Framework for Assessing the Health Needs of a Population

  • Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Profiling

  • Individual/Patient Health Status and Health Needs Assessment

  • Population Screening

  • Conclusion

  • References