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Book review: Child Protection, Public Health and Nursing

An overview of child protection and public health for nurses
Child Protection in Public Health and Nursing

Child Protection, Public Health and Nursing

Jane V Appleton and Sue Peckover

Dunedin Academic Press

19.95 | 110pp

ISBN: 9781780460451

The remit of public health is undergoing major transformation in the UK, and specialist community public health nurses, midwives and other nursing colleagues are at the forefront of the changes. Much of their work will include child protection, which is the subject of this book.

The authors offer a clear range of information about the public health role in relation to child protection and this links into contemporary changes at local and national levels.

Chapters are written by experts in healthcare which gives unique insights into nursing roles and crucial interventions. The editors have also included a wider remit of public health so that it encompasses work in hospitals as well as in the community.

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Child Protection, Public Health and Nursing

Jane V Appleton and Sue Peckover

Dunedin Academic Press

£19.95 | 110pp

ISBN: 9781780460451

The remit of public health is undergoing major transformation in the UK, and specialist community public health nurses, midwives and other nursing colleagues are at the forefront of the changes. Much of their work will include child protection, which is the subject of this book.

The authors offer a clear range of information about the public health role in relation to child protection and this links into contemporary changes at local and national levels.

Chapters are written by experts in healthcare which gives unique insights into nursing roles and crucial interventions. The editors have also included a wider remit of public health so that it encompasses work in hospitals as well as in the community.

The authors do provide a balance by recognising the challenges to this approach, including the effects of austerity.

Overall this is an engaging and informative text which would be a valuable purchase for many practitioners, particularly those undertaking specialist community public health nursing courses.


Reviewed by John Thain, senior lecturer in children’s nursing, University of Wolverhampton

 

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