Process evaluation is an essential component of any program evaluation or intervention research effort. This important resource offers an overview of the history, purpose, strengths, and limitations of process evaluation and includes illustrative case material of the current state of the art in process evaluation.
Review of previous edition: "An extremely popular and valuable resource to students, practitioners and managers in community health care nursing. " Journal of Advanced Nursing Community Health Care Nursing has become established as an essential source of reference for all those working in the primary care and community health care domain.
Provides a critical analysis of the salient aspects of community nursing, including a move towards more holistic care, assessment of needs, management issues, research, client relationships and values. This text is designed to enable students and educationalists to explore key issues.
Addresses the issues that are of concern in community nursing and acts as a text to support specialist education for community nurses. Based on the framework of the UKCC 1994 Standards Report, this book focuses on practice, leadership and management strategies and developments in community nursing. It is useful for both students and practitioners.
Describes what is meant by practice development, the theories underpinning practice development and brings together accounts of community nurses involved in practice development for those embarking on similar work. This title offers examples of the process or practice development and also illustrates how it works with examples from practitioners.
Edited by two nurses, this book focuses on clinical care. There are 26 chapters, which are grouped together into four sections, each relating to an area of the general practice nurse role like, health promotion and health education; disease management; health maintenance and clinical procedures; and management and professional issues.
Focuses on the issues, responsibilities, and roles important for providing contemporary community health nursing care. The upstream thinking approach emphasizes health promotion efforts within a community to address the precursors of poor health. Detailed case studies provide a community component for each step of the nursing process.
Provides GPs with a case-based approach to women's health issues with examples and examines issues as they present in general practice. This book includes tips and examples of useful approaches when undertaking histories, examining and managing women's health problems and looks at controversies in women's health.
Offers information for implementing the requirements of the children's National Service Framework that will support the expansion of Community Children's Nursing and enable it to move forward and away from fragmented service delivery. This book is suitable for a wide audience of providers and facilitators of care and treatment through childhood.
This book will introduce the skills required to work with the challenges of community nurse activities, from working in people's homes, organizing yourself, working with carers, assessment skills and working with other professions.
The application of a variety of quality approaches to commissioning, management and practice in community health care nursing is illustrated in this work. It provides a critical appraisal of quality models before considering quality issues relating to consumer feedback and the contracting process.
This volume combines an analysis of policies which have shaped community nursing from the 19th century with an exploration of trends and developments. It is illustrated throughout with examples of responses to contemporary policies.
Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases.
Contains important information for staff, enabling them to work efficiently and effectively both within the NHS and private medical sectors. This book encourages an understanding of the importance of administrative staff in providing high standards of patient care and promotes teamwork in the healthcare environment.
Intended for health visiting students, this text brings together the elements of theory and practice which are essential to health visiting practice. It is research based and uses relevant evidence to support discussions and uses case studies and practice examples to illustrate the theoretical discussions.
The importance of the community practice teacher is increasing with the expansion in primary care. Universities around the country have developed courses for practice educators to provide definitive training for that role -- there are currently few texts that support these courses directly.
This timely and relevant new edition of an established and well-regarded text is essential reading for those training to become health visitors and those who are practitioners working with and in the community.
This book provides a challenging approach to understanding community practice.It offers a much-needed theoretical perspective, setting out an analysis of power and empowerment and exploring new ways of understanding active citizenship.
Aimed at professionals and students in community health care nursing, this textbook provides coverage of a range of issues, such as personal safety and the environment, in addition to public health, health promotion and family health nursing. It contains guidelines on how to transfer skills from the hospital/acute setting to the community.
"The search for health needs" was first identified in the 1970s as a key principle that informs and underpins the practice of health visiting. This book draws together pertinent research in this area, and presents the practical implications.