A Textbook of Community Nursing

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  • A comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to community nursing
  • Practical, evidence-based, user-friendly, and accessible
  • Completely up-to-date with recent changes in nursing practice and education
  • Learning objectives, exercises, and activities to test understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading
  • Case studies and examples drawn from all fields of community practice to illustrate practical application of theory


A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional issues, including community nursing roles, personal safety, public health, and health promotion.

This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.

  • Completely up-to-date with current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice, all chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base
  • User-friendly and accessible, with learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading
  • Case studies and examples from practice draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory

Table of Contents

Nursing in a Community Environment
Public Health and The Promotion of Well Being
Professional Approaches to Care
Managing Risk
Therapeutic Relationships
Care across the Lifespan
Community Nursing Assessment
Careers—The Keystone of Communities and Families
Spirituality—A Neglected Aspect of Care
Collaborative Working: Benefits and Barriers
Approaches to Acute Care in the Community
Emerging Issues in Long Term Conditions
Providing Quality in End of Life Care
Organization and Management of Care
Clinical Leadership And Quality Care
Learning and Teaching in the Community
Development of Community Nursing in the Context of Changing Times

Editor Bio(s)

Sue Chilton, Senior Lecturer in Health, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK; Community Staff Nurse, Evening District Nursing Service, Gloucestershire Care Services

Karen Melling, former Senior Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK

Reverend Ann Clarridge, MSc BSc (Hons) Dip Th PCCEA RN DN Assistant Priest, Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, Diocese of Willesden; former Principal Lecturer, London SouthBank University

Heather Bain, Lecturer, Health Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; Chair of the Association of District Nurse Educators