Chapter 19. Public Health Nursing – Strategic Directions for Future Development

  1. David Sines Professor Executive Dean2,
  2. Mary Saunders Head2 and
  3. Janice Forbes-Burford Manager3
  1. Liz Plastow Consultant Advisor

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch19

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Plastow, L. (2009) Public Health Nursing – Strategic Directions for Future Development, in Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (eds D. Sines, M. Saunders and J. Forbes-Burford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK

  2. 3

    NHS South West, Essex, UK

Author Information

  1. Wilmington, Devon, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183406

Online ISBN: 9781444316247

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Keywords:

  • public health nursing – strategic directions for future development;
  • public health policy context;
  • UK-wide policy issues;
  • vision for health reform;
  • public health nursing development;
  • specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN);
  • modernising nursing careers;
  • title versus function;
  • role and function of health visiting;
  • embracing challenge of change

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Public health policy context

  • UK-wide policy issues

  • Vision for health reform

  • The development of public health nursing

  • Specialist community public health nursing

  • Modernising nursing careers

  • Title versus function

  • Facing the future: a review of the role and function of health visiting

  • Workforce implications

  • Public health nurses or public health practitioners?

  • Future development and challenges for practice

  • Public health priorities

  • children's policy context

  • Embracing the challenge of change

  • Future directions

  • Conclusion

  • References