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The Social Construction of Community Nursing

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Construction of Community Nursing

  3. Self Portrayal: Community Nurses’ Involvement in Constructing Their Own Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-111
    2. Anne Kelly, Anthea Symonds
      Pages 113-128
    3. Anne Kelly, Anthea Symonds
      Pages 129-144
    4. Anne Kelly, Anthea Symonds
      Pages 173-192
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-216

About this book


At a time of great change, the moves towards a primary healthcare led NHS are challenging nurses to rethink their roles, organisation and strategy. This book combines an analysis of policies which have shaped community nursing from the 19th century with an exploration of recent trends and developments. Illustrated throughout with examples of present responses to current policies, this book will be invaluable for all community nurses, both practising and student, as well as for policy-makers and sociologists.


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About the authors

ANNE KELLY is Lecturer in Primary Health Care and Public Health at the University of Wales, Swansea. She specialises in the management and implementation of preventive care.

ANTHEA SYMONDS is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales, Swansea, and with the Open University. She specialises in aspects of health policy with a special interest in the gendered nature of the care professions and their socio-historical development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Construction of Community Nursing
  • Authors Anne Kelly
    Anthea Symonds
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-75006-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3765-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
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