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Public health and health promotion

Michelle Anderson

Advanced Nursing Practice - changing healthcare in a changing world, Pages: 190 - 211

Swansea University Author: Michelle Anderson

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This chapter gives the advanced nurse practitioner an understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of public health and cross references role attributes (RCN 2012) with the nine identified areas of public health activity defined by Skills for Health and the Public Health Resource Unit (2008).The c...

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Published in: Advanced Nursing Practice - changing healthcare in a changing world
ISBN: 978-0-230-37813-1
Published: 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31358
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Abstract: This chapter gives the advanced nurse practitioner an understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of public health and cross references role attributes (RCN 2012) with the nine identified areas of public health activity defined by Skills for Health and the Public Health Resource Unit (2008).The current context of public health within the NHS is discussed and public health practitioners identified. Professional practice within public health is contextualised and the role of the advanced practitioner analysed. Finally a review of the theoretical underpinnings of public health are discussed.
Keywords: Advanced practitioner, public health, health promotion, role attributes
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Start Page: 190
End Page: 211