Advances in Contemporary Community & Family Health Care (3rd edn)
Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse
Volume 41 Issue 1 April 2012
144 pages ISBN 978-1-921980-03-9
Edited by Debra Jackson (University of Technology, Sydney), Michelle Cleary (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore) and Sharon Andrew (Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford)
Health care provision is an area in which constant innovation and improvement is needed, with nurses and others involved in service planning and delivery being called upon to do more with less, and to meet the needs of individuals and communities facing ever more complex health challenges and disease processes. Delivered within a culture of increasing performativity, accountability and demand for evidence, effective health care creates a need for innovation in service design and delivery as well as for focused and considered dissemination of such innovations and how they are applied, through stories of practice - reflective and contextualised accounts of what has worked well, what has not worked so well, where improvements have been made and where further improvements are necessary.
When working with families and communities there are various persuasive cultural and social imperatives that will exert a strong, even decisive influence on openness and adherence to education, intervention and treatment. Ignoring these factors possibly accounts, at least in part, for the poorer health status of some minority community groups.
In establishing trusting and respectful relationships with patients, clients and families, there is much that can be learned. This special issue presents a range of papers that portray perspectives from consumers,covering diverse issues which contribute insights informing practice and services to make them appropriate and sensitive to a wider range of health consumers.
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