Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman

Print publication date: Feb 2014

ISBN: 9780199653720

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community and covers the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care, which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Topics covered range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. It includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. The new edition includes revised and expanded material on end of life care, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty.