Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare

Values Into Action

Author: David Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119253764

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 7384

Preceded by Clinical leadership: innovation into action / David Stanley. 2011.

Values-Based Leadership in Healthcare

Congruent Leadership Explored

Author: David Stanley

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1526489643

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 8975

Stanley's Values-based Leadership proposes a bold new theory of leadership to help drive positive change in healthcare organisations. The theory of Congruent Leadership is defined and presented through a series of corporate and clinical case studies and examples, which guide the reader through the possibilities for using their own values to inform best practice. Parallels are drawn between iconic historical figures and events, to show that healthcare professionals can be courageous leaders by following their values and learning from great leaders past and present. To aid understanding each chapter includes scenarios and reflective exercises to help readers grasp the application of theory to practice. By using an accessible frame of reference, Stanley outlines a refreshing alternative to existing theories of leadership and thoughtfully encourages practitioners to act in ethically-informed ways.

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders, 2nd Edition

Author: Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110150

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 9181

First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care

The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader

Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826138293

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2431

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The construction of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the clinical nurse leader (CNL) set in motion a sea change in graduate nursing education. In this book, Fitzpatrick and Wallace document the history, the driving forces, and the expectations for these new roles while providing a starting point for capacity building for the development of DNP and CNL educational programs." --Nursing Education Perspectives The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing "This [book] is essential reading for graduate nursing students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing." Score: 100, 5 stars - -Doody's This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees. The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the development of these new degrees has influenced health care delivery at large. Highlights of this book: Delineates core program requirements and outlines what is expected of students in both clinical and academic arenas Provides guidance to students making the transition from masters level nursing programs to doctoral level programs Includes two chapters written by the AACN Taskforce on the new degrees, with essential information on how to gain and sustain accreditation Identifies critical issues underpinning future DNP and CNL program development, and discusses the impact of the new degrees on nursing education, patient outcome, and health care Offering comprehensive coverage of the DNP and CNL development, this book is required reading for students considering doctorates in nursing, as well as nurse educators and administrators working within the programs.

Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Brendan McCormack,Kim Manley,Angie Titchen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118448782

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 1730

In its first edition, Practice Development in Nursing madean important contribution to understanding practice development andits core components. Now fully updated to take into account themany developments in the field, the second edition continues tofill an important gap in the market for an accessible, practicaltext on what remains a key issue for all members of the healthcareteam globally. Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare exploresthe basis of practice development and its aims, implementation andimpact on healthcare, to enable readers to be confident in theirapproaches to practice development. It is aimed at healthcareprofessionals in a variety of roles (for example clinical practice,education, research and quality improvement) and students, as wellas those with a primary practice development role, in order toenable them to effectively and knowledgeably develop practice andthe practice of others. Key features: New updated edition of a seminal text in the field, includingsignificant new material Relevance to the entire healthcare team Accessible and practical in style, with case studies, scenariosand examples throughout Edited by and with contributions from experts in thefield Fully updated to include the latest research Supported by a strong evidence base

Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN,Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108385

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7587

"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Malloch,Timothy Porter-O'Grady

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729134

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 7288

This the first basic, comprehensive text on evidence-based practice for health care workers, providing an introductory perspective of evidence-based practice in nursing and health care. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice also presents evidence to support infrastructure, organizational culture, caregiver competencies, staffing and scheduling systems, and evaluation of the outcomes of service.

Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

A Multi-Professional Approach

Author: Suzanne Henwood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172352

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 5517

This multidisciplinary text is an essential introduction to leadership in health care, combining the underpinning theory with a practical approach to help you come to decisions and solutions in everyday practice. * Written in an accessible and easy to understand style by an international team of practitioners who will engage, inspire and empower you to really make a difference in practice * Evidence based and with a focus on patient care and service delivery to ensure best practice * Includes case studies from a range of disciplines as well as questions and reflective activities to help you apply theory to practice * Provides practical tools from a number of disciplines including NLP, positive psychology, coaching and transactional analysis * Free HodderPlus website provides PowerPoints, case studies, questions, reflection activities and annotated web links This practical guide is an invaluable tool for all students and professionals in nursing and allied health, including radiographers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and paramedics.

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107672

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 966

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Brendan McCormack,Tanya McCance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118990560

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 981

Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care is a comprehensive and practical resource for all nurses and healthcare practitioners who want to develop person-centred ways of working. This second edition which builds on the original text Person Centred Nursing, has been significantly revised and expanded to provide a timely and topical exploration of an important subject which underpins all nursing and healthcare, edited by internationally renowned experts in the field. Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care looks at the importance of person-centred practice (PCP) from a variety of practice, strategic, and policy angles, exploring how the principles of PCP underpin a variety of perspectives, including within leadership and in the curriculum. The book explores not only a range of methodologies, but also covers a variety of different healthcare settings and contexts, including working within mental health services, acute care, nursing homes, the community, and working with children and people with disabilities. Key features: Significantly updated and expanded since the previous edition, taking into account the considerable changes in recent health care advancements, including the ‘Francis’ report Builds on previous perspectives of person-centredness in nursing and applies them in a broader nursing and health care context Includes a stronger exploration on the role of the service-user Shows the use of life-story and narrative approaches as a way of putting the individual’s identity at the heart of the care relationship Includes learning features such as links to current practice developments and reflective questions

Effective Healthcare Leadership

Author: Melanie Jasper,Mansour Jumaa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777567

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4040

Effective Healthcare Leadership integrates theory and practice to distil the reality of healthcare leadership today. It addresses the context and explores strategies for leadership and examines the leadership skills required to implement and sustain developments in healthcare. Section one examines the contemporary context and challenges of healthcare leadership. Section two offers opportunities through the CLINLAP/LEADLAP model to see how modern management ideas, tools and techniques are used effectively in leadership development. Section three examines the role of leadership in implementing change and improving practice in different contexts of care. The final section explores future challenges in leadership.

Quality Caring in Nursing

Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership

Author: Dr. Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121295

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 4058

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009! "[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice, education, and leadership; a foundational, timeless, yet transformative framework of substanceÖ." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver Dedicated time spent with patients and families in clinical settings is often limited, rushed, and impersonal. How can nurses develop more positive, caring relationships with their patients, and help to improve the quality of patient care at large? This book addresses this critical question by presenting Joanne R. Duffy's Quality-Caring Model©-the result of 35 years of clinical experience and educational acumen. This values-based model will bring caring back into the foreground of nursing practice by providing revised curricula for educational programs, and outlining the core caring principles for nurse administrators. Key Features: Establishes "Relationship-Centered Caring," with discussions on how to care for the self, patients and families, each other, and communities Offers multiple case examples, and includes reflective questions and applications for use in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and clinical practice Demonstrates how the Quality-Caring Model© can be implemented in clinical practice, nursing education, research, and nursing leadership settings Includes appendices that discuss how caring can improve patient safety, outline course objectives, and explain how to assess and measure caring in your facility Written in clear, accessible language, this book will be an invaluable resource to nursing students, nursing scholars, clinical nurses, nurse educators, nurse researchers, and nurse leaders. Duffy's approach will help create a redesigned patient care delivery system focused on the primacy of caring relationships.

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction

Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579255

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 5647

Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters

Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598065

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 8234

Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.

Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Cynthia Armstrong Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199895

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8686

"I enjoyed this book. It provides excellent information on the current use of healthcare teams and partnerships. It is a worthwhile resource for anyone interested in developing and working with healthcare teams." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Teamwork is an undisputed asset for reducing nursing and medical errors, improving quality of patient care, resolving workload issues, and avoiding burnout. This text helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality care. It based on the time-tested wisdom that leadership knowledge, skills and, competencies gained by training a group of nurses in the same organization rather than a single nurse are much more likely to result in genuine organizational transformation. It is the only text available to focus in depth on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization. Case studies across a variety of organizations and environments and drawn from years of nursing team and leadership training, illuminate key points and provide readers with real life examples of the application of key concepts. These include such scenarios as developing a team to create, implement and evaluate a nurse residency program in a large tertiary hospital; creating a cross-agency public health team to plan and deploy rural H1N1 responses; founding a multi-campus team for the creation and implementation of a new BSN curriculum; and leadership in a partnership to support the legislative creation of a nursing workforce center. Learning objectives, tables, charts, models, and questions for thought in each chapter reinforce information in the text. Plentiful references provide opportunities for further study. Authored by a noted expert in education, team building, and policy making in nursing and health care, the book will be of value to emerging and seasoned leaders and graduate educators and students, including CNL, DNP, and NPs. Key Features: Examines, in depth, team leadership and professional, clinical, and educational partnering in and for nursing Features real-life case studies in diverse practice and academic centers Offers a practical approach to applying team leadership and partnership concepts when facilitating health care change Reviews team models and skills, how to take action, issues and challenges along the way, measuring results, and applying leverage to sustain gains Presents information in a concise, step-by-step format replete with learning objectives, tables, charts, and questions for thought

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 6927

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

International Council of Nurses

Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Madrean Schober,Fadwa Affara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172614

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 1027

Advanced Nursing Practice addresses the key issues in practice,education, regulation, research and role/practice development,which are central to defining the distinctive nature of advancednursing practice (ANP) and explores international developments inthe field of ANP. Advanced Nursing Practice has been developed in recognition of thekey role nurses with advanced knowledge and skills play indeveloping health care services worldwide. The book tracks theevolution of new advanced practice nursing roles and innovativepractice models, and examines the need for internationalguidelines. In exploring strategies for implementing ANP in thecontext of countries' health care needs, Advanced Nursing Practiceaddresses legal and ethical challenges and commonalities anddifferences in advanced nursing practice, while examining theimplications, obstacles, and facilitative strategies inmaintaining, implementing and supporting the development ofANP. This book provides guidance in decision-making, examines theimplications for liaising with other health care professionals andencourages nurses to shape their role to the needs of theirpatients and practice.

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 4699

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Future of Advanced Registered Nursing Practice, An Issue of Nursing Clinics - E-Book

Author: Robin Donohoe Dennison

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744190

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 6730

This issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Robin Dennison, DNP, MSN, CCNS, RN, will focus on Future of Advanced Nursing Practice with topics including: regulatory procedures for APNs; future of the NP role; future of CNS role; future of nurse midwife role; future of the nurse anesthetist role; impact of LACE in public health; merging roles of the psychiatric mental health CNS and NP; impact of DNP on AP roles; future of reimbursement for APNs; role of APN in EBP; genetics and APNs; APNs in medical home; and executive role of the APN.

Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3605

The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing