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ADNE Members are at the forefront of research and writing on topics of relevance to community nursing and District Nursing .

A Textbook of Community Nursing 2nd Edition

This Textbook of Community Nursing has been Edited by and primarily written by ADNE members. The latest edition of the textbook of Community Nursing (Chilton and Bain, 2017), was released on October 3, 2017. The book can be ordered from the usual outlets as well as directly from the publisher via this link: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781498725378

 

"A comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to community nursing

Practical, evidence based, user-friendly and accessible

Completely up to date with recent changes in nursing practice and education

Learning objectives, exercises and activities to test understanding, promote reflective practice and encourage further reading"

Sue Chilton and Heather Bain (2017)

A textbook of community nursing

This Textbook of Community Nursing has been Edited by and primarily written by ADNE members. The Publisher's website states this textbook is: 

 

is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional issues, including community nursing roles, personal safety, public health and health promotion. 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.

 

A comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to community nursing

Practical, evidence based, user-friendly and accessible

Completely up to date with recent changes in nursing practice and education

Learning objectives, exercises and activities to test understanding, promote reflective practice and encourage further reading

 

Reviews:

"Any nurse in the community, or contemplating a move into community-based nursing, would be well-advised to study this book. It maps the territory, explores the professional requirements, and shares the wisdom and learning of expert practitioners ... It will help the community novice to chart a safe course across some of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding waters in a nursing career."

Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, Queens Nursing Institute

Heather Bain, Sue Chilton, Ann Clarridge and Karen Melling (2012)

Excellence in compassionate nursing care; leading the change

This important follow up to "Compassion and Caring in Nursing" is co-authored by ADNE member Elaine Ryder. As stated on the publisher's pages:

 

"We are passionately interested in the importance of nursing values and believe that excellence in compassionate nursing care lies at the heart of nursing practice and that leadership is key to making this happen. Every nurse, whatever their position and role, has a vital leadership role to play in ensuring excellent care remains at the heart of nursing practice." 

 

Highly committed nurses often feel disillusioned, disempowered and angry when they are faced with negative media reports about poor standards of care. They are genuinely concerned, and want to address issues, when patients and clients feel they are not being cared for with compassion. However, complex and under-resourced healthcare environments pose many challenges. 

 

Developing ideas and initiatives from the highly successful Compassion and Caring in Nursing, in this new book Claire Chambers and Elaine Ryder focus on these potential difficulties and offers practitioners a chance to build on their current knowledge and experience, and consider ways to take the lead and act as catalysts for change.

Claire Chambers and Elaine Ryder (2012)

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Understanding quality in district nursing services

District nursing services play an important role in helping people to maintain their independence by supporting them to manage long-term conditions and treating acute illnesses – and demand for such services is increasing. These services will be key to the success of policies that aim to provide more care closer to home. 

 

This report investigates what ‘good’ district nursing care looks like from the perspective of people receiving this care, unpaid carers and district nursing staff and puts forward a framework for understanding the components involved. It also looks at the growing demand–capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. The report makes recommendations to policy-makers, regulators, commissioners and provider organisations as to how to start to address these pressures.

Kings Fund (2016)

HEE - DN & GPN Education and Career Framework

District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework 

 

Community and primary care nursing services in England are at the very forefront of individualised services that need to be shaped by the voices of service users, carers and the public, in response to their health needs.

 

Our Transforming Nursing for Community and Primary Care workforce programme supports the delivery of the new models of care described in the Five Year Forward View, by ensuring that the NHS has the right number of nursing staff, in the right place, with the right skills, values and behaviours. By transforming this workforce, we’re enabling care to be delivered in community and primary care settings, improving patient outcomes and the experience of patients, carers and staff.

 

Developed in partnership with nursing stakeholders, the District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework - available as interactive and print-ready PDFs - outlines the specialist knowledge, skills and experience required to deliver district and general practice nursing care.

 

The Framework supports standardisation of roles within both disciplines across England and sets out the required skills and education for both – enabling practitioners to plan and develop careers and assist workforce planning, service and educational commissioning.

 

Both frameworks outline core and specific competencies, identify learning needs, and highlight where the two roles link or can be interchanged. The document has been developed to support the work of practitioners, commissioners, employers, educationalists, workforce planners, policymakers, regulators, indemnifiers, strategists and most of all to enable service users, carers and the public to have a greater understanding of these nursing services.

Health Education England (2016)

QNI / QNIS Voluntary DN Standards

The QNI/QNIS Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice. New Voluntary Standards for District Nursing Education and Practice were launched by the QNI and QNI Scotland at the QNI's annual conference 2015. 

Background to the project

The QNI's 2020 Vision publication and the District Nurse Education Reports 2012-13 and 2013-14 highlighted the need to revise the standards for the District Nurse Specialist Practice Qualification, to ensure nurses undertaking the course were equipped for contemporary and future practice.

 

This project (conducted jointly by the QNI and QNI Scotland) has been guided by an advisory group with representation from the four UK countries and reflecting the perspectives of education commissioning, service commissioning, education provision, third sector, clinical commissioning, public health and the NMC.

 

Following a literature review, a survey of universities offering the SPQ and focus groups reflecting a broad range of stakeholders held across the four UK countries, and visits with District Nurses in each of the countries, new voluntary standards have now been developed.

QNI (2015)

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