Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198831822

Judy Brook; Caroline McGraw; Val Thurtle
896 ページ
100 x 180 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Fully updated for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and in community settings. Concise and comprehensive, the book provides the reader with both evidence-based clinical knowledge as well as the organizational structure of community health services. Chapters range from common adult and paediatric health problems, to more specific targeted advice for service users with extra needs and people with long-term conditions. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations, alongside detailed aspects of health promotion in adults, children, and adolescents. With new topics on consultation frameworks and models, supporting young people in their transition to the adult services, and female genital mutilation, all clinical guidelines, epidemiology, and statistics have been revised to reflect developments since the previous edition. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.


1 The context of health care
2 Nursing in primary care
3 Quality and safety
4 Approaches to individual health needs assessment
5 Medicines management and nurse prescribing
6 Child health promotion
7 Child and adolescent health
8 Adult health promotion
9 Service users with extra needs
10 Adult care provision
11 Care of adults with long term conditions
12 Adult health problems
13 First aid and emergencies
14 Useful information


Judy Brook has a background in health visiting and NHS management. She joined City University in 2015 and is a Senior Lecturer in health visiting. She works with the public health nursing team, supporting the education of health visitors, school nurses and district nurses. Judy currently holds the role of Associate Dean, Partnerships and Placements, a role that supports and develops the clinical practice element of programmes across the School of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on workforce development, nurse and health visitor retention, and how training routes evolve.; Caroline McGraw is a lecturer specialising in district nursing who joined City University London in May 2013. She initially qualified as an adult general nurse in 1991. She has been working in district nursing practice for over 15 years and completed her Primary Healthcare Nursing PGDip (District Nurse) with Specialist Practitioner Qualification in 2003. Her key interest at doctoral level was in applying conceptual models developed to predict risk and analyse adverse events in secondary care environments to the domiciliary care setting. Her key research interests include medication management with older people living at home, the interface between health and social care in the community, and risk management in domiciliary care settings.; Val Thurtle is is qualified in adult nursing and health visiting. She commenced her career undertaking an integrated programme which led to a nurse and health visiting qualification with a degree in Sociology and Social Administration. She worked as a health visitor and practice teacher in Southampton and Suffolk. She went on to do an MA in Sociology and Health Studies at Essex University and Doctorate in Healthcare at King's College London. Val has worked at a variety of universities most recently the University of Hertfordshire and she was previously Course Leader for school nursing and health visiting at the University of Reading.