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Advances in contemporary community and family health care (1st edn)

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By Debra Jackson, Philip Darbyshire

Published: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-9757710-2-0
Pages: vi+202



Debra Jackson
School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, NSW

Philip Darbyshire
Department of Nursing and Midwifery Research and Practice Development
University of South Australia, SA

Important aspects of support make it necessary to spend more time with parents and families: more time listening, more time sharing information, more time advising on choices and options that are available, and more time to facilitate contact with other agencies, both voluntary and state funded, rather than rely on direct intervention from nursing services alone.

Joan Livesley and Tony Long, University of Salford

This special issue explores nurse leadership and advocacy in community health practice, such as methodology, community development, Indigenous families, child protection, child birth, abuse and disorders.

Social, political, cultural, gender, age, human development and generations all influence and shape families and community health. Grouped into three sections, over 20 peer reviewed articles address social and cultural issues, understanding parenting, and supporting families in the provision of family and community health care.

In a changing social and cultural environment, with the expanded roles and responsibilities of care providers at the family and community level are examined, this is an important resource for nurses and nursing educators.

In one reader, Advances in Contemporary Community & Family Health Care provides opinion pieces, reviews and research perspectives on a wide range of issues encountered by health professionals in delivering competent primary care.



Table of Contents


Life in the 'family friendly' 21st Century: Finding the balance between work and family
Debra Jackson and Philip Darbyshire

Focus On Methods

Mixed methods research is an effective method of enquiry for community health research
Sharon Andrew and Elizabeth J Halcomb

Section 1: Social and Cultural Issues in Community and Family Health

Section 1 Editorial: The 'good' family syndrome: Social and cultural issues in community and family health
Imelda Coyne

Hold it all Together: Breast cancer and its impact on life for younger women
Elisabeth Coyne and Sally Borbasi

The role of Indigenous family ethnic schema on wellbeing among Native Hawaiian families
Laurie D McCubbin

Kicking Eeyore into touch: 'Living-strong', 'nursing-strong' and being appreciative and solution-focused
Bernie Carter

Coronary Heart Disease in Asian Indians: Perspectives of family members
Shantala Mohan, Lesley Wilkes and Debra Jackson

Constructions of nutrition for community dwelling people with chronic disease
Kerry Telford, Debbie Kralik and Cathy Isam

Community nursing in Brazil and child care in the family context
Débora Falleiros de Mello, Philip Darbyshire, Carmen Gracinda Silvan Scochi, and Adriana Moraes Leite

Section 2: Understanding Parenting in Community and Family Health

Section 2 Editorial: Parenting in Public: 'Watching the Directives'
Philip Darbyshire and Debra Jackson

Chronic grief: Experiences of working parents of children with chronic illness
Ajesh George, Margaret Vickers, Lesley Wilkes and Belinda Barton

Mother/daughter inter-generational interviews: insights into qualitative interviewing
Jill Clendon

Disrupted relationships: Adult daughter's perceptions of father absence
Leah East, Debra Jackson and Louise O'Brien

My Mom was my left arm: the lived experience of ableism for girls with Spina Bifida
Cheryl Van Daalen-Smith

How social myths about childhood, motherhood and medicine affect the detection of subtle developmental problems in young children
Jane Williams

Section 3: Supporting Families: Issues in Community and Family Health:

Section 3 Editorial Supporting parents and families: a critical, informed approach
Joan Livesley and Tony Long

Aunties and Uncles Co-operative Family Project Ltd: Volunteers making a difference in the lives of children and parents
Lesley Wilkes, Barbara Beale and Rose Cole

Nursing Practice in Community Child Health: A literature review
Carolyn Briggs

Working in partnership in the antenatal period: What do child and family health nurses do?
Lynn Kemp, Lisa Eisbacher, Lisa McIntyre, Kerry O'Sullivan, Jane Taylor, Trish Clark and Elizabeth Harris

Fractured families: Parental perspectives of the effects of adolescent drug abuse on family life
Debra Jackson, Kim Usher and Louise O'Brien

Using patterns of knowing in nursing as a possible framework for nursing care of homeless families with children
Antoinette H Cotton and Janet Roden


Adolescent Health: we have a long way to go
Debra Jackson and Philip Darbyshire

Book Reviews

Child Abuse and Culture. Working with Diverse Families
by L Aronson Fontes
Reviewer: Robyn Nayda

Bodies at Risk: An Ethnography of Heart Disease
by E Wheatley
Reviewer: Angela Cushing

Understanding Social Statistics (2nd edn)
by J Fielding and N Gilbert
Reviewer: Glenn Gardner

Health Sociology: An Australian Perspective
by D Gray
Reviewer: Ally Hutton

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