Chapter 9. Contemporary Issues in District Nursing

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

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch9

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Boran, S. (2009) Contemporary Issues in District Nursing, in Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (eds D. Sines, M. Saunders and J. Forbes-Burford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch9

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:

  • contemporary issues in district nursing;
  • Department of Health (DH) in modernising National Health Service (NHS);
  • changing primary care workforce;
  • Standards for Specialist Education and Practice (NMC 2002);
  • changing role of district nurse;
  • practice-based commissioning;
  • managing long-term conditions through population management;
  • case management - major part of district nurse's role;
  • continuous professional development – lifelong learning;
  • responding to changing policy context

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical origins

  • The changing primary care workforce

  • The changing role of the district nurse

  • Practice-based commissioning

  • Clinical governance

  • Managing long-term conditions through population management and a geographical perspective

  • Non-medical prescribing

  • Continuous professional development – lifelong learning

  • Responding to the changing policy context

  • Conclusion

  • References