Community Health and Wellness,
Edition 7 Principles of primary health care

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2022

With the majority of graduate nurses going on to work in primary health, Community Health and Wellness provides the reader with the knowledge and tools they need to practise competently and safely in the community.

The book provides an overview of primary healthcare principles and how to apply them, enabling a deep understanding of the role of the community health nurse in providing holistic individual and community care within an interdisciplinary healthcare environment. Continuous real-world case studies throughout enable the reader to understand how the social determinants of health influence each family member’s life, their communities and the challenges they face.

This seventh edition has been written by nursing experts Dr Jill Clendon and Dr Ailsa Munns, and incorporates feedback from students, users and practising community health nurses to ensure it meets the needs of today’s students as they embark on their career beyond academia.

Key Features

  • Takes a unique socio-ecological approach to community health – including health promotion, health literacy and a range of health interventions
  • Key points and information boxes allow easy navigation
  • Case studies link theory and principles to practice
  • Templates and tools to conduct community assessments
  • Links to resources for further reflection
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve:

  • eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • Power Points
  • Tutorial Activities
  • Image Library
  • Critical Thinking Questions and Answers

Student resources:

  • Online Care Plans
  • Online Material – Chapter 10 Research Guide: from question to solution Weblinks

New Features

  • Significant updates throughout
  • More content on public health and infectious disease management, including current pandemics and epidemics
  • Improved content on cultural safety and care planning
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 healthy community
Chapter 2: Healthy policies for healthy communities
Chapter 3: Communities of place

Section 2 Primary health care in practice
Chapter 4: Assessing the community
Chapter 5: Planning for intervention
Chapter 6: Primary health care practice

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

Appendix A The McMurray community assessment framework
Appendix B Calgary family assessment model
Appendix C HEEADSSS assessment tool for use with adolescents

Book details
ISBN: 9780729543941
Retail Price : £46.99
Instructor Resources