Readership: This is an essential resource for all pre-registration nursing students, those on post graduate courses, as well as newly qualified staff and mentors in all fields of nursing, throughout the UK and beyond.
Edited by Paul Linsley, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, Roslyn Kane, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, and Sara Owen, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, University of Lincoln.
Paul Linsley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Paul is registered as a Clinical Specialist in Acute Psychiatry and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He teaches on research masters programmes as well as pre and post registration nurse training programmes. He has written on and has an interest in acute mental health and health informatics.
Roslyn Kane is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. After working for some years as a nurse in women's health, she worked for ten years in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she did her PhD. She has worked on many research projects, mainly around sexual and reproductive health, teenage pregnancy and service evaluation.
Sara Owen is Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln. She has research interests in women and mental health, workforce issues, and evaluation of education and training.
"Very promising. I would recommend for pre-registration nursing students and nurses who wish to understand the contribution they can make to public health as part of their wider nursing role" - Sian Parke, Lecturer, School of Health Science, Swansea University
"Welcomed and timely... will help pre registration nursing students to make the link between key policy drivers and the challenges for the nursing profession... written to have practical relevance and promote reflective thought and critical thinking through the application of theoretical concepts... Suitable for all students as a main text... recommended reading" - Pauline Lilley, Lecturer, Coventry University
"A useful addition to available resources for undergraduates. Setting public health nursing firmly in the contexts of the evolving policy agenda, nursing roles and key skills before exploring specific areas of need" - Dr Erica S. Alabaster, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
"With an increasing emphasis on Public Health within the nursing profession it is important that this subject is covered well within nursing courses...this textbook is a good foundation to public health nursing" - Kirsten Kernaghan RGN BSc(Hons) MSc, Services Co-ordinator, NHS Lothian
"I have not seen many public health books that are as up to date... Furthermore, I think that with an ever increasing focus on public health, this would be a good foundation for students to then explore from... Overall I think you could use the book throughout your training" - Michelle Gibbon, Newly qualified Nurse, Liverpool
"This book will provide an excellent knowledge base on public health for a student or junior nurse... Overall, an enjoyable, informative and thought provoking read" - Ellena Ronnie, 3rd Year Student Nurse, De Montfort University
Part 1: What is the new public health agenda and why does it matter?
1: Sara Owen & Ruth Reilly: The context and direction of health care
2: Laura Serrant-Green: Influences on health and the causes of ill health across the lifespan
3: Paul Linsley: Health promotion theory
Part 2: Delivering public health: The role of nurses in the delivery of the new public health agenda
4: Rachael Spencer: The changing role of the nurse
5: Nigel Horner and Trevor Simpson: Inter-professional practice and education in health and social care
6: John McKinnon: The Nurse patient relationship
7: Sonia Budgen: Accessing and using information in clinical practice
8: Abigail Masterson: The importance of nursing to public health: the political and policy context
Part 3: Key skills for nurses delivering the new public health agenda
9: Maria Joyce, Tracy Pilcher and Dianne Ramm: Health needs assessment: caring for the individual and the population
10: Grace Spencer: Planning interventions: meeting the needs of individuals and communities
11: Ian Loveday: Implementing interventions: delivering care to individuals and communities
12: Niro Siriwardena: Evaluating interventions: focusing on measuring impact at both the individual and community level
Part 4: Key areas of health needs
13: Vicki Linsley: Smoking and smoking cessation
14: Roslyn Kane and Ruth Reilly: Tackling health inequalities
15: Alison Mostyn and Dilip Nathan: Tackling obesity
16: Sheena MacRae and Jill Ladlow: Improving sexual health
17: Paul Linsley and John Hurley: Mental health
18: Damian Mitchell and Iain Armstrong: Alcohol: reducing harm
19: Sian Maslin-Prothero and Andrew Finney: Long-term conditions
20: Paul Linsey, Ros Kane and Sara Owen: The future of public health nursing: challenges and debates