The first edition, originally entitled Health Visiting, quickly became established as the leading textbook in the field. The principles of health visiting practice have since been assimilated into other branches of community health nursing and a new edition, aimed at a wider readership, including the new Project 2000 diploma courses, has become necessary.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Introduction; Knowledge and Practice of Working in the Community; The Community Dimension; Health Visiting and the Community; Assessing Individual and Family Health Needs; Evaluating Practice; Information Technology and Community Health Nursing; Appendices; References and Further Reading; Index
Karen Luker is Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester and editor of the journal Health and Social Care in the Community. Jean Orr is Professor of Nursing, The Queen's University of Belfast and member of the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC). She is also Chair of the Nursng and Community Health Care Nursing Committee of the UKCC.