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Nursing for Public Health
Population Based Care
Pauline M. Craig and Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN
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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.
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
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