As the largest group of health care professionals, nurses have a growing influence on the health of the population. This is a key book in making the transition from individualised care to population-based care. It provides a greater understanding of health care policy and gives a comprehensive overview of health policy, economics, and epidemiology using an evidence-based approach. Determinants of health, measures of health, and health promotion are examined. The issues of communicable diseases, screening, minority groups and purchasing, and commissioning of health services are also addressed. This book is the first comprehensive text on public health nursing at this level and will be ofinterest to health visitors, district nurses, school nurses and practice nurses, as well as senior student nurses and nurse managers in secondary and tertiary care.
The nursing contribution to public health. Applications of epidemiology in planning for health. Economic evaluation. Information systems for public health nursing. Introducing the social model of health. Health of the population. Nursing for the community: assessing and meeting individual and population health need. Community development as a strategy for public health. Communicable diseases. Screening as a disease prevention strategy. Public health in primary care. Health outcome measurement. Health-care policy making
By Pauline M. Craig, Research Fellow, Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Glasgow, UK; and Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN, Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK