Making context work in primary health care

Rosenberg, John P. & Kralik, Debbie (2010) Making context work in primary health care. In Kent, Bridie & McCormack, Brendan (Eds.) Clinical Context for Evidence-based Nursing Practice. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 34-49.

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Abstract

Health care in the community setting is one of the more challenging contexts for evidence-based practice. Community-based care comprises more than simply transplanting hospital care into people’s homes; in addition to the provision of supportive services, it also takes a range of approaches to health care practice that promotes optimal health and builds the capacity of individuals and communities to respond to their health needs. Primary health care is comprised of the diverse activities that build sustainable community capacity to achieve health and well-being throughout all of life’s stages. The expansive nature of primary health care means that a map for practice is not feasible; however a framework which can be adapted to suit the variety of situations and practice settings can be identified. The focus of this chapter is to broadly define and explore the principles of primary health care and consider the contexts of primary health care in relation to evidence-based practice.

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ID Code: 69015
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: primary health care, clinical context, evidence-based practice, nursing
ISBN: 9781405184335
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Statement: ©2010, Sigma Theta Tau International
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2014 02:06
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 01:00

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