Chapter 5. Health Needs Assessment and the Community Nurse

  1. David Sines Professor Executive Dean1,
  2. Mary Saunders Head1 and
  3. Janice Forbes-Burford Manager2
  1. Susie Sykes Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch5

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Sykes, S. (2009) Health Needs Assessment and the Community Nurse, in Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (eds D. Sines, M. Saunders and J. Forbes-Burford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    NHS South West, Essex, UK

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, London, 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:

  • health needs assessment and community nurse;
  • HNAs use within National Health Service (NHS);
  • HNAs - vital tool in health inequality reduction;
  • defining health needs assessment;
  • health and need perspectives;
  • benefits of carrying out health needs assessment;
  • challenges associated with health needs assessments;
  • process of carrying out health needs assessment;
  • participatory approaches;
  • HNAs as tool - assessing wider health and social needs of population

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background and policy context

  • Defining health needs assessment

  • Perspectives of health and need

  • Reasons for and benefits of conducting health needs assessments

  • Challenges associated with health needs assessments

  • The process of carrying out a health needs assessment

  • Participatory approaches

  • The role of the community nurse

  • Conclusions

  • References