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Promoting public health: part 1

01 November 2006

Nursing Management

Continuing professional development

IMPROVING THE HEALTH of populations is a major concern at local, regional, national and international levels. National surveys in the UK and elsewhere, such as that...

Establishing a public health nursing project

28 May 1997

Nursing Standard


Public health nursing has its foundations in primary care and as such, forms the natural public health lead in local communities and primary care teams. Public...

Encouraging early presentation of cancer symptoms

01 April 2009

Primary Health Care


Reluctance to consult a health professional or attend for cancer screening is being addressed as part of the ongoing campaign to improve cancer survival rates. The...

Exposure to health inequalities as a measure of outcomes

01 February 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Earlier this year, the authors, all members of the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse Network, completed development of the Health Equalities Framework. This...

Defining public value in health care provision

01 June 2005

Nursing Management


PUBLIC VALUE has been defined as ‘what the public values – what they are willing to make sacrifices of money and freedom to achieve’ (Kelly and Muers 2002).

Advising travellers on health abroad: part 2

19 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical health education

While abroad, most travellers will have some leisure time. The amount will probably depend on whether their visit is for holiday or business purposes. How the time...

Advising travellers on health abroad: part 1

12 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical health education

Travel-related illness is not new. Alexander the Great is thought to have died of malaria, and the spread of disease along trade routes has been documented for...

Role of the nurse in addressing the health effects of climate change

01 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, sufficient food, safe drinking water and secure shelter, and may be...

Children and secondhand smoke: not just a community issue

01 March 2006

Paediatric Nursing


Secondhand smoke (formerly referred to as passive smoke) is the involuntary breathing of other people’s tobacco smoke. Many of the 5,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke...

Measles: symptoms, diagnosis, management and prevention

30 January 2015

Primary Health Care


Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases and less than 15 minutes’ exposure can result in infection for individuals who have not been fully...