A framework for community health nursing education
AbstractDescription: Revitalization of primary health care requires a change in education and training of the health workforce to enable them to respond effectively to health-care demands. Nurses working in the community (community health nurses or public health nurses) need to reorient their thinking and practices by focusing more on the prevention and promotion of health of people in the community. The framework for community nursing education guides nurse educators on the contents to be included in the community health nursing course in the pre-service nursing programme, as well as on capacities that the nursing education institutions should have to promote community nursing teaching. The framework provides guidance on the core functions, roles and areas of work of community health nurses in the health-care system, classification of the population targets, competencies of nurses working in the community, and the participatory teaching and learning process.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). A framework for community health nursing education. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204726