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Community Nursing in Australia: Context, Issues and Applications Paperback – 14 March 2008

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley–Blackwell; 1st edition (14 March 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 360 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1405151730
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1405151733
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.27 x 2.08 x 24.49 cm

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Community health care nursing in Australia: Context, issues and applications is a core textbook for students and community nurses within the Australian community health care context. Structured in three parts it is written for Australian nurses by Australian community nurses.

Part one, context, explores the context and organisation of community health nursing in Australia addressing the context of primary health care and community nursing in Australia, organisation of Community Nursing in Australia, quality improvement, transition, legal and ethical issues and managing risk.

Part two, Issues, explores the changing face of community health and discusses some of the pertinent issues facing community nursing including changing data needs and social demographics, changing models of community care and the changing focus to encompass care of more acutely ill clients in the community, changing professional roles, care planning, organisation culture and change management and research informing community nursing.


Part 3, Applications, explores community nursing in practice encompassing specific aspects of care such as rural and remote community nursing, care of clients with chronic conditions, palliative care, transcultural community nursing, safety, universal precautions and infection control in the community, caring for people at risk, care of the maternal/child client group, and caring for older people living in the community.

About the Author

Debbie Kralik is Acting Director, RDNS Research Unit
Antonia van Loon is a Senior Research Fellow with the Royal District Nursing Service

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