A Textbook of Community Nursing

Sue Chilton, Heather Bain

October 17, 2017 by Routledge
Textbook - 388 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498725378 - CAT# K25776


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  • Addresses the full range of professional issues in community nursing
  • Puts theory into practice
  • Includes current guidelines and policies
  • Updates chapters throughout to reflect contemporary practice
  • Contains case studies, examples, and activities throughout


A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice.


This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes:

  • Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base;
  • 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 which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory.

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.