Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

2nd Edition


Diana Guzys, Rhonda Brown, Dean Whitehead, Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek, Maree Meredith, Stephane Bouchoucha, Susan McInnes, Kath Peters, Elizabeth Halcomb, Catherine Stephen, Joanne Joyce-McCoach, Leesa Hooker, Christine Ashley, Grant Kinghorn, Kathleen Tori
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316618127

£ 60.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Request inspection copy

Lecturers may request a copy of this title for inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners, reflecting the dynamic nature of community health care practice. Learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, case studies and further reading consolidate understanding of key concepts. Students and instructors can also find comprehensive supplementary resources on the companion website. With each author writing in their areas of expertise, this practical resource equips students with the tools they will need as community and primary health care professionals working in a diverse range of settings across Australia and New Zealand.

    • Features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners
    • Revised and updated fully to incorporate current leading primary health care research
    • A practical resource written by authors who are experts in their field
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316618127
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 191 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory:
    1. Community and primary health care Diana Guzys
    2. Empowering individuals and communities Diana Guzys
    3. Exploring disability from a social model of health perspective Rhonda Brown
    4. Mental health promotion Dean Whitehead
    5. Indigenous health Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek and Maree Meredith
    6. Gendered health Rhonda Brown and Stephane Bouchoucha
    7. Interprofessional practice Elizabeth Halcomb, Susan McInnes and Kath Peters
    Part II. Skills for Practice:
    8. Cultural competence Diana Guzys
    9. Community health needs assessment Diana Guzys
    10. Program planning, implementation and evaluation Dean Whitehead
    11. Managing chronic health conditions Elizabeth Halcomb and Catherine Stephen
    12. Case management Elizabeth Halcomb and Joanne Joyce-McCroach
    13. Home visiting, risk assessment and safety Diana Guzys
    Part III. Community and Primary Health Care Roles:
    14. Community health nursing Rhonda Brown
    15. Community nursing practice in mental health Rhonda Brown
    16. Maternal, child and family health nursing Leesa Hooker
    17. School nursing Elizabeth Halcomb and Christine Ashley
    18. Youth health nursing Diana Guzys
    19. Sexual health nursing Diana Guzys
    20. Alcohol, tobacco and other drug nursing Rhonda Brown
    21. Rural health nursing Diana Guzys
    22. Occupational health nursing Rhonda Brown
    23. Nursing in general practice Elizabeth Halcomb
    24. Home-based nursing Rhonda Brown
    25. Forensic and corrections nursing Elizabeth Halcomb and Grant Kinghorn
    26. Nurse practitioners Kathleen Tori.

  • Resources for

    An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

    Diana Guzys, Rhonda Brown, Elizabeth Halcomb, Dean Whitehead

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.

    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

  • Authors

    Diana Guzys, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Diana Guzys is a lecturer at La Trobe University, Victoria. Since commencing her role at the University, Diana has completed a Masters of Nursing and is currently a Ph.D. candidate. After relocating to a rural environment and taking up a community health nursing role, Diana embraced a change in her professional practice and career direction. Health education and health promotion were the mainstay of her practice for over two decades, first as a generalist community health nurse and later as a secondary school nurse. Her current research focus demonstrates a return to seeking ways to improve and optimise the health of rural communities.

    Rhonda Brown, Deakin University, Victoria
    Rhonda Brown is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Victoria. She is an experienced clinician and educator with a background in community and mental health nursing, family therapy, counselling, tertiary and community education. Rhonda teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is Course Director for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education. Rhonda's research primarily focuses on the physical and mental health outcomes of people of diverse sexuality including projects investigating cancer among lesbian and bisexual women, smoking in the GLBT community and alcohol and mental health of sexual minority women. Dr Brown is interested in developing strategies and interventions that promote the health and address the physical and mental health disparities among marginalised population groups.

    Elizabeth Halcomb, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Elizabeth Halcomb RN B.N.(Hons) FACN Ph.D. is Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an experienced academic nurse leader who is committed to developing researchers in both academia and the clinical setting. Professor Halcomb leads a strong research program in primary care nursing, with particular emphasis on nursing in general practice, chronic disease and nursing workforce issues. She also undertakes research around learning and teaching in nursing, academic workforce development and research methodology. Professor Halcomb has particular interests in mixed methods research and evidence based practice.

    Dean Whitehead, Flinders University of South Australia
    Dean Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. He has published over 150 theoretical/research papers and received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork 'Highly Commended Award for Excellence' for work in this area. He sits on several international Executive Editorial/Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and ISRN – Nursing (International Scholarly Research Network). He is also an Associate Editor for The Open Nursing Journal. His current research focus is with several New Zealand and Australian-based health promotion projects that investigate the assessment of issues related to settings-based health promotion networks.


    Diana Guzys, Rhonda Brown, Dean Whitehead, Kerry Taylor, Susan Mlcek, Maree Meredith, Stephane Bouchoucha, Susan McInnes, Kath Peters, Elizabeth Halcomb, Catherine Stephen, Joanne Joyce-McCoach, Leesa Hooker, Christine Ashley, Grant Kinghorn, Kathleen Tori

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.