Essentials in Community Health Nursing Practice

by S Kamalam

Today, nurses are challenged to take part in the healthcare delivery systems that are being delivered at all levels in urban and rural communities through a planned healthcare system. This new edition upholds the latest syllabus and regulations for Diploma, UG-PG and even for Medicos by the Medical and Nursing Council of India. The whole book is updated according to the current concepts of community health nursing. Major changes have been incorporated in MCH, concepts of community health nursing, biomedical waste management, Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, National Immunization Schedule, inclusion of two new chapters 35 and 36, management information system, methods of presenting data and levels of prevention with suitable examples, charts and diagrams. All categories of nursing professionals and nursing students will be benefitted by knowing, what is happening in the community and how the field functionaries are working to achieve the targets fixed by the Government of India. This book is not just theory-oriented but also deals with all the aspects of practical knowledge. This book enables the nursing students for better understanding in the areas of community organization, community development, community diagnosis, expanded healthcare programs, special schemes on MCH and job responsibility of various field functionaries from doctors to trained birth attendants, practical nutrition, procedures used in community health nursing and the formats used in the field of community health. In this edition, a great deal of effort has been put into improving the format of the book to make it more user friendly. The text has been revised and recomposed into new chapters and topics, accompanied with the ‘role of nurses in various programs’ that are clear and easy to read with more diagrams and practicals.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Kamalam S Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry, India
AG Padmavathi College of Nursing, Arumparthapuram, Puducherry, India
Government of Tamil Nadu, India
ISBN 9789385891762
Speciality Community Health Nursing
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12932
Edition 3/e
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 736
Book Type Textbook


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