Health Visiting, 3rd Edition

Edited by Patricia Burrows, RGN RM HV MSc PGDiP BSc (Hons) and Jean Cowie
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  • Written by experts in their field and evidence-based throughout
  • Comprehensive coverage of all areas of health visiting to reflect the growing role of the health visitor
  • New practical focus on skills such as child assessment and effective communication
  • Case studies and practice examples to relate theory to practice
  • 'Thinking spaces' that enable practice reflection
  • Videos to make learning enjoyable

This popular book encompasses contemporary theory and practice relevant to effective health visiting across all four nations of the United Kingdom, now and into the future.

Now in its third edition, the text has been completely rewritten and updated by new editors Patricia Burrows and Jean Cowie to reflect the many changes that have occurred as health visiting practice evolves. These include a strong focus on parental and child emotional and mental health wellbeing; speech, language and communication development for children; the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences; and the relevance of technology to health visiting practice.

The book is strongly grounded in evidence and is suitable both for student health visitors as well as qualified practitioners wishing to further their practice and academic development.

Key Features
  • Comprehensive coverage of all areas of health visiting practice will give the new practitioner confidence
  • Case studies help to relate the theory to practice
  • The up to date evidence base includes the latest research
  • The wide range of contributors ensures that the content is written by experts in their field
  • Coverage of aggression and violence, the needs of ethnic minorities, and complementary therapies reflects the growing role of the HV in relation to contemporary issues
ISBN 9780702080074
Author Information Edited by Patricia Burrows, RGN RM HV MSc PGDiP BSc (Hons), Programme Lead, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Department of Child and Family Health, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London, London, UK and Jean Cowie, Principal Educator, NMAHP, NHS Education for Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Published Reviews "Overall, this is a comprehensive and informative book that has much to offer the student of public health, as well as the seasoned practicioner." Gill Watson; Nursing Standard; vol 20
Table of Content The profession of health visiting in the 21st century;
Public health and health visiting;
Models for Health visiting in specialist public community health nursing;
Skills in specialist community public health nursing - health visiting;
working with individuals and families;
Skills in specialist community public health nursing - health visiting; working with social groups and communities;
Working with socially excluded groups;
Quality improvement through leading and managing change;
Contemporary influences in safeguarding children;
Safeguarding children: issues and dilemmas;
Violence - debating the issues;
Reflective practice;
Ethical issues in ill health and health promotion;
Nurse prescribing;
Complementary therapies and health visiting;
The use of health informatics in practice;
Health economics of public health practice;
Specialist community public health nursing: opportunities and challenges for the heath visiting
Publication Date 13-05-2022
Pages 436
Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
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