Community Health and Wellness,
Edition 6 Principles of primary health care

Publication Date: 26 Sep 2018

The sixth edition of Community Health and Wellness has been fully revised and streamlined to incorporate contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community.

Written by Jill Clendon and Ailsa Munns, the new edition provides an easy-to-use text with a strong focus on the foundational principles of primary health care that underpin community health and wellness. The text builds on the unique socio-ecological approach to primary health care of previous editions, guiding readers to consider the health of individuals and populations in their personal, family and community environments.

Key Features

  • Ancillary resources and eBook available on Evolve
  • Focus on primary health care across the lifespan, with an emphasis on health literacy and health promotion
  • Chapter features include reflective practice and care planning for individuals, families and communities, case studies, interventions and evaluation

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eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • Critical Thinking Questions and Answers
  • Image Collection
  • PowerPoints
  • Tutorial Activities

Student and Instructor resources:

  • Weblinks
  • Online Care Plans
  • Online Material

New Features

  • Greater emphasis on nurses and other health practitioners working in partnership with people and communities
  • Updated local case studies to support the practical application of knowledge to practice
  • Additional signposted sources of knowledge online to promote engagement and further enquiry
  • Comprehensive coverage on community assessment including a new community assessment framework
  • Condensed and restructured table of contents
  • New information on the importance of the early years including preconception
  • New section on project planning to achieve community wellness
  • Now includes an eBook with all print purchases


About the author
By Jill Clendon, RN, PHD, MPHIL, DIP CAREER GUID, BA, MCNA, Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Ailsa Munns, RN, RM, CHN, PHD, BACHAPPSC, MASTER NURSING, Lecturer | Course Coordinator Child and Adolescent Health Programs, Coordinator Community Mothers Program (WA), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, WA, Australia
Table of Contents
Section 1: Principles of primary health care
Chapter 1:
Fundamentals of creating and maintaining a health community
Chapter 2: Healthy policies for healthy communities
Chapter 3: Communities of place
Section 2: Primary health care in practice
Chapter 4: Primary health care in practice
Chapter 5: Assessing the community
Chapter 6: Planning for intervention
Section 3: Health and Wellness Throughout the Lifespan
Chapter 7: The early years
Chapter 8: Transitions to adulthood and beyond
Section 4: Evidence to support primary health care
Chapter 9: Inclusive communities
Chapter 10: Inclusive research
Book details
ISBN: 9780729542746
Page Count: 440
Retail Price : £