This new edition of Community Health and Wellness dvances the discussion of health as a product of interactions between people and their environments. The social, cultural and political determinants that affect individual and community health are explored from a multidisciplinary perspective that is relevant to students across the health professions. The established format and successful pedagogy of previous editions - including chapter objectives, real-world case studies and critical thinking questions - are retained, and the implications of globalisation continue to be examined against international benchmarks such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. The Jakarta Declaration on Health Promotion into the 21st Century, and the Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalised World are also included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice. The text moves from a primary focus on risk to enhancing capacity and promoting a widespread 'health literacy'. Family as a central dynamic is emphasised with a greater developmental health focus on critical pathways across the lifespan. Gender and cultural inclusiveness provide an essential backdrop to evidence-based policy and the provision of equitable health care for all.
Anne McMurray is a registered nurse, a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and Member, Order of Australia (AM). She is Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing, Murdoch University, Perth and Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast. Anne has practised in a range of nursing and community health settings in Canada and Australia, and is actively involved in research and research supervision, publishing and mentoring. She is an Expert Advisor on Primary Health Care to the International Council of Nurses. Anne was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2006 Queen's Birthday honours list for services to nursing, particularly in the development of nurse education and community health practices, and as a contributor to professional publications. Jill Clendon is a registered nurse, currently working as nursing policy adviser and researcher for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. She is also Adjunct Professor at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Jill spent the 12 years previous to her current position in nursing education, teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels with a specific interest in primary health care and child and family health. Jill's research has examined the efficacy of community-based nurse-led clinics, and the historical and contemporary context of community-based well child care in New Zealand. Her current work centres on nursing workforce issues and models of care. Jill holds a PhD in Nursing from Massey University, a Masters of Philosophy in Nursing from Massey University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Auckland University. She completed her Diploma of Comprehensive Nursing at Waikato Polytechnic in 1993. Jill is a member of the College of Nurses (Aotearoa). In her spare time, Jill runs a volunteer after-hours nurse-led clinic in Nelson, is Chairperson of the Victory Community Health Centre Board, a local community-led health initiative, and enjoys mountain biking, orienteering, tramping and skiing with her family.
Anne McMurray, Jill Clendon
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