Community nursing and health care : insights and innovations by Val Hyde

By Val Hyde

Community Nursing and future health Care brings jointly the main concerns coming up from the relationships among group healthcare nurses, their consumers, and different well-being execs, emphasising how those needs to improve to enable community care to be 'redesigned round the patient'.

This useful text:
Sets group nursing inside its present dynamic context
Is written through a number of execs, each one contributing via their diversified roles to the advance of the field
Discusses key topics, corresponding to scientific governance, throughout chapters
Emphasises the significance of collaborative operating and the way to accomplish this
Clearly demonstrates the significance of adaptability and responsiveness to change
Enables readers to turn into key avid gamers within the path and perform of neighborhood nursing

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Finally, a case study is used to illustrate a systematic approach to health needs assessment within the current health economy. Health needs assessment: a new agenda for action? From the time the new Labour government came into power in May 1997, there has been a rapid programme of structural and policy reforms that has changed the value base and direction of national health policy. However, the shift to a more community-focused form of health care is not new as this process had already begun with the previous Conservative government.

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Some European Member States already have these categories of worker, while many do not. Health 21 (WHO, 1988) views the family nurse as having a unified health promoting, preventive and caregiving function, focusing on families and individuals and substituting for the family physician when the identified needs are more relevant to nursing expertise. The extent to which the family health nurse model will be adopted in the UK remains to seen. It would seem unwise to fragment the range of community nurse specialisms still further by adding another category; however there may be potential for coalescing existing health visiting, midwifery and district nursing skills, for example, to produce a more generic, family-orientated nurse.

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