Chapter 10. Health Protection and the Role of the Public Health Nurse

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed3 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)4
  1. Janet McCulloch RN, BSc, MSc Regional Health Protection Nurse1 and
  2. Jacqui Prieto RN, BSc (Hons), BSc, PhD, PCAP Lecturer in Infection Prevention and Control2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch10

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

McCulloch, J. and Prieto, J. (2008) Health Protection and the Role of the Public Health Nurse, 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.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Protection Agency, South West, UK

  2. 2

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, 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:

  • health protection and public health nurse's role;
  • promotion of health and ill health prevention;
  • primary prevention - active promotion of health and ill health prevention;
  • health protection structures;
  • infectious disease notification;
  • diseases notifiable under public health (infectious diseases) regulations 1988;
  • chain of infection in meningococcal disease;
  • chain of exposure model in environmental hazard;
  • public health nursing in outbreak/incident management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Impact on Health

  • Inequalities

  • Promotion of Health and Prevention of Ill Health

  • Health Protection Structures

  • Notification of Infectious Diseases

  • The Role of Public Health Nursing in Outbreak/Incident Management

  • Conclusion

  • References