Nursing in the Community is a timely and comprehensive publication that looks at the objectives of and challenges to nursing in all of South Africa’s diverse communities. It is suitable for university students of community nursing and other interested healthcare professionals. Nursing in the Community is structured around three main parts, which gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the subject and then allows them to focus in greater detail on key areas. Part I introduces the reader to relevant and topical theory on the subject. Part II covers key areas of concern for the community nurse, such as nursing in diverse communities; nursing in the workplace; TB and HIV/AIDS; chronic diseases of lifestyle; drug abuse; violence; and dying, death and grief. Part III considers the practice of community healthcare across the lifespan. Key features of this important text include: • Clear, accessible text that addresses the needs and concerns of our local readers; • A blend of up-to-date theory and practical hands-on instruction; and • Critical thinking activities and case studies that engage the readers and test their understanding. About the authors Professor Neltjie van Wyk is Head of the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Pretoria. Dr Ronéll Leech is a senior lecturer in Nursing at the University of Pretoria. Professor Elma Kortenbout retired from teaching Nursing at the University of the Western Cape at the end of 2010, where her colleagues, Wendy Rosenthal and Juliana Willemse, still teach. Professor Ntombifikile Mtshali teaches in the Department of Nursing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Diana du Plessis and Dr Sonya Beukes have both taught Nursing at the University of Johannesburg. Tendani Sara Ramukumba and Sibitse Mirriam Tlhapane teach at the Adelaide School of Nursing at the Tshwane University of Technology. Dr Marianne Reid teaches Nursing at the University of the Free State. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.