Nursing Research and Practice

Public Health Nursing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Children’s Health


Publishing date
16 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Centre for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

2College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

3Diakonova University College, Oslo, Norway

4School of Nursing, University of Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada


Public Health Nursing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Children’s Health

Description

Public health nursing is particularly focused on addressing the health needs of vulnerable groups and is underpinned by a concern to tackle health and social inequalities. It has, in this way, made an important contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of women and children at a local, national, and global level, achieved through a wide range of preventative and early intervention measures tailored to meet the needs of this client group.

Globally the Millennium Development Goals, which aim by 2015 to reduce child mortality rates, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases and promote gender equality, is a key policy driver. Changing socioeconomic and demographic profiles and new public health “risks” also create both opportunities and challenges for developing the scope of practice. Alongside this are debates about the definition and expansion of professional roles, accountabilities and responsibilities, interprofessional boundaries, and the educational requirements to ensure that public health nurses are equipped to fulfil their role in a changing world. There are also challenges in attributes outcomes and influencing commissioning.

This special issue will focus upon the challenges and opportunities facing public health nursing with women and children in the 21st century. We invite investigators to submit original research and review articles which address empirical, practice and policy related issues. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Public health nursing and maternal and child health: policy, practice, and evidence
  • Primary prevention, early intervention, universal, and targeted service provision
  • Health inequalities and public health nursing work: working with women and children in low income communities, and those facing adversity due to for example, homelessness, migration, and other forms of social exclusion
  • Delivering culturally sensitive public health policies and interventions
  • Developing the knowledge, skills, roles, and responsibilities of public health nurses
  • Working within and across organisations, services, and professions: supports and challenges
  • Health issues facing women and children, including mental health, reproductive and sexual health, maternal and childhood obesity, infectious diseases such as HIV and AIDS, nutrition/obesity issues, and violence and abuse

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/nrp/pubh/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 939230
  • - Editorial

Public Health Nursing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Children’s Health

Sue Peckover | Sophie Mogotlane | ... | Megan Aston
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 386260
  • - Research Article

Risk Perception and Risk Communication for Training Women Apprentice Welders: A Challenge for Public Health Nursing

Clarice Alves Bonow | Marta Regina Cezar-Vaz | ... | Joana Cezar Vaz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 780315
  • - Research Article

Using the Delphi Approach to Identify Priority Areas for Health Visiting Practice in an Area of Deprivation

Rosamund Bryar | Sandra Anto-Awuakye | ... | Karen Plumb
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 813409
  • - Review Article

Postnatal Depression Is a Public Health Nursing Issue: Perspectives from Norway and Ireland

Kari Glavin | Patricia Leahy-Warren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 987463
  • - Research Article

Supporting Mothers’ Engagement in a Community-Based Methadone Treatment Program

Nicole Letourneau | Mary Ann Campbell | ... | Jennifer Colpitts
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 186414
  • - Research Article

Interprofessional Collaboration in the Detection of and Early Intervention in Child Maltreatment: Employees' Experiences

Jaana Inkilä | Aune Flinck | ... | Eija Paavilainen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 426107
  • - Review Article

Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway

Anne Clancy | Patricia Leahy-Warren | ... | Helen Mulcahy
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