Chapter 6. Partnerships for Public Health: Professional Involvement to Improve Health and Wellbeing

  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. Palo Almond RGN, RM, RHV, BSc(Hons), PgDiploma Advanced health practice, Post grad Diploma Professional Education, RNT, MSc (London) Lecturer in Public Health1 and
  2. Sarah Cowley BA, PhD, PGDE, RGN, RHV, HVT Professor of Community Practice Development2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch6

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

Almond, P. and Cowley, S. (2008) Partnerships for Public Health: Professional Involvement to Improve Health and Wellbeing, 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.ch6

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

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 2

    King's College London, 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:

  • partnership working and professional involvement;
  • partnership working impetus;
  • theoretical interpretations of partnership;
  • three types of medical relationships - paternalistic model, informed model, shared model;
  • South London primary care trust (PCT) and health visiting in partnership study;
  • partnership working pre-requisites;
  • working in partnership skills;
  • constraints and barriers to working in partnership

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tracing the Impetus for Partnership Working

  • Theoretical Interpretations of Partnership

  • Pre-requisites for Partnership Working

  • Skills for Working in Partnership

  • Constraints and Barriers to Working in Partnership

  • Partnership Working to Improve Health and Wellbeing

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References