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Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

Third Edition

February 2017 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Preventing illness and improving the general health of the population is a vital priority for the health service with nurses expected to play a central role. Written using clear language, Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students explains what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It shows how health promotion can be implemented while drawing on the main theories, models, and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening, and patient education, giving readers the necessary tools and confidence to integrate health promotion into your day to day nursing practice.

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for preregistration student nurses. Each book in the series is:
  • Affordable
  • Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
  • Focused on applying theory to practice
  • Full of active learning features
"The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable, and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis." —Fiona DaviesSenior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby
Thinking health promotion
Tackling lifestyle change
Encouraging health screening
Teaching patients
Supporting self-management
Considering public health
Managing health promotion in practice
Keeping up your skills

Excellent easily readable book with links to essential skills clusters. Naturally flows from health to public health. Inclusion of behaviour change extremely useful for building practical skills.
Scenarios on sexual health would be useful. And including sexuality and transgender as community groups/variations in patients that need to be considered.

Mr Martin Murchie
School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
December 16, 2019

An excellent resources for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The skills clusters is excellent to support students to map their learning, it is a particularly supportive resources for other post registered and postgraduate students who are returning to education

Miss Bernadette Bradley
School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
February 10, 2019

Well written and insightful book
Relevant examples of Health promotions used throughout
Essential reading and highly recommended

Mr Vernon Ambris
health and social care, West Thames College
August 14, 2017

The student like this book as it is easy to ready and forms a foundation to practice.

Mrs Janet Gargiulo
Inst of Health, Medical Science & Society, Glyndwr University
October 25, 2017

Daryl Evans

Daryl Evans is a principal lecturer in nursing and health promotion at Middlesex University, where she is programme leader for the BSc Health Promotion (top-up). She is an experienced nurse and nurse teacher and integrates health promotion practice into her role at the university. Her professional interests include empowerment of patients, settings-based health promotion and teaching analysis skills to nurses. More About Author

Dina Coutsaftiki

Dina Coutsaftiki is a senior lecturer in nursing and health promotion at Middlesex University, where she teaches on pre-registration and post-registration courses. She also acts as a supervisor for students' dissertations at first degree and masters' level. She has been in academia since 1989 and has a diverse clinical background in nursing, ranging across acute general medicine, surgery and gynaecology. She is a clinical specialist in reproductive and sexual health. Her research interests are in health promotion with special focus on reproductive health. More About Author

C. Patricia Fathers

C. Patricia Fathers is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University and teaches on the BSc Health Promotion (top-up) course. She has taught health promotion to both nursing students and multidisciplinary healthcare students. This role has provided some insight into the needs of students as they engage in the study of health promotion. More About Author