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Adult health promotion

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 28557 words.

As the population and its health needs change, so also does the role and contribution of nursing. In the last hundred years, life expectancy in developed countries has increased by 30...

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Adults with extra needs

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 16656 words.

People who live in poverty, who are abused, suffer from mental health issues, or who are on the margins of mainstream society, invariably live with multiple health problems and may die...

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Approaches to individual health needs assessment

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 4695 words.

Systematic assessment of need is one of the core skills of primary care and community nurses. It has the potential to substantially affect a person’s quality of life, the care that they...

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Care of people with long-term conditions

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 22740 words.

The care of people with long-term and complex conditions is a key concern for health and social care providers. Physical, cognitive, emotional, and social factors become increasingly...

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Care provision

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 28994 words.

The provision of high quality care is often key to helping someone maintain a degree of independence and quality of life. This chapter provides information on continence and wound care,...

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Child and adolescent common health problems

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 17407 words.

Primary care nurses and health visitors have different types of roles in working with families and young people. Some nurses and health visitors are more involved in the treatments and...

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Child health promotion

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 29792 words.

Promoting the health of children and young people is a major public health policy in all counties. Some primary care nurses, such as health visitors, school nurses, and those in their...

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Common adult health problems

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 32806 words.

Primary care and community nurses work with adults as individuals and as members of families. In their health promoting, curative, and palliative care roles they may have to work with...

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The context of health care

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 9398 words.

Nurses and health visitors working in primary and community care services have to understand the context in which they contribute to the health, well-being, and care of their patients and...

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First aid and emergencies

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 8973 words.

This chapter provides an overview of first aid and provides guidance on the assumption that emergency services will arrive within a short period of calling. All community nurses should have...

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