A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice.


This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes:

  • Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base;
  • Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading;
  • Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory.

This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.

chapter 1|24 pages

Nursing in a community environment

chapter 3|23 pages

Professional approaches to care

chapter 4|21 pages

Managing risk

chapter 6|22 pages

Care across the lifespan

chapter 7|15 pages

Community nursing assessment

chapter 15|29 pages

Organisation and management of care

chapter 17|19 pages