Community Public Health in Policy and Practice
Community Public Health in Policy and Practice,
Edition 2 A Sourcebook
Edited by Sarah Cowley, BA, PhD, PGDE, RGN, RHV, HVT

Publication Date : 31 Oct 2007

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Description
Since the first edition of this book was published, there has been considerable change across public health, health visiting and community nursing. The positive emphasis on developing and describing all services in relation to their purpose and client/user group is reflected in this second, emphasizing multi-disciplinarity and service focus rather than individual professions, whilst retaining the essential emphasis on policy and practice. Familiar occupational titles, such as health visitor, community development worker, midwife or nurse are still used within the chapters, recognizing the continued division of labour and major contributions to public health made by specific grass roots occupations.

This second edition has been completely reorganised, expanded and updated to keep up with the rapid progress across the field of community public health.

Key Features

  • ‘Key issues' boxes identify major topics within each chapter
  • Discussion questions stimulate debate
  • Boxes present information in a reader friendly, memorable format
  • Each chapter provides extensive research, conceptual critique, information about sources, and resources for further information.

New Features

  • Seven totally new chapters on Partnership Working; Parenting and Family Support; Complex Community-based Initiatives; Leadership through Alongsideness; Quality in a Public Health Service and Immunization
  • Four chapters completely rewritten: Health Needs Assessments; Collaborating for Health; Breastfeeding and Public Health; Safeguarding Children
  • All remaining chapters have been substantially updated.
About the author
Edited by Sarah Cowley, BA, PhD, PGDE, RGN, RHV, HVT, Emeritus Professor of Community Practice Development, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: THE SEARCH FOR HEALTH NEEDS

Section Introduction

1 Health Needs Assessments

2 Partnership Working: The Key to Public Health

SECTION 2: THE STIMULATION OF AWARENESS OF HEALTH NEEDS

Section Introduction

3 Collaborating for Health

4 Parenting and Family Support: A Public Health Issue

5 Community Development as a Public Health Function

6 Complex Community-based Initiatives

SECTION 3: THE INFLUENCE ON POLICIES AFFECTING HEALTH

Section Introduction

7 Planning Public Health Strategies

8 Understanding Effectiveness for Service Planning

9 Public Health and Health Promotion

SECTION 4: THE FACILITATION OF HEALTH-ENHANCING ACTIVITIES

Section Introduction

10 Breastfeeding and Public Health

11 Safeguarding Children: A Public Health Imperative

12 Leadership through Alongsideness

13 Quality in a Public Health Service: The 3-5-7 Model

14 Immunization: Ethics, Effectiveness, Organization

INDEX
Book details
ISBN: 9780702028083
Page Count: 400
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €48.99