With the delivery of care increasingly taking place within community settings, it is more important than ever that nurses and other health care professionals working in primary health care teams are able to update and expand their professional knowledge regularly. This handbook, written by a group of practice nurses, specialist practitioners and nurse lecturers, explores the practical aspects of nursing patients with the most commonly encountered chronic conditions. It should be an invaluable resource for student and qualified nurses and others training and working in health care.
TESSA MUNCEY is Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Studies at Homerton College, Cambridge where she is widely involved with curriculum development. She is an experienced practitioner and has worked as a staff nurse, district nurse and health visitor. ALISON PARKER is a part-time Lecturer in the School of Health Studies at Homerton College, Cambridge and a part-time Practice Nurse in Cambridgeshire. She is particularly involved with asthma care and has published in this area .