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By Jacqueline Mansfield (auth.), Sarah Luft BSc(Hons), RGN, NDN, Milly Smith MSc, RGN, QN (eds.)

This booklet will help the advancements commonly perform by way of introducing topics that impact well-being care. even if the time period perform nurse is used in the course of the textual content, neighborhood overall healthiness care nurse may well both follow because the editors realize that a lot of the fabric lined is efficacious to any nurse who works within the self-discipline of neighborhood well-being. future health itself is multifaceted and the contents of this ebook were conscientiously selected to function an creation to components of overall healthiness care which are more likely to be new to the vast majority of readers. The chapters as a result might be seen as a comprehen­ sive textual content yet every one is adequately specified to deal with a particular framework for its topic quarter that are supposed to give you the foundation for efficient operating wisdom. with a bit of luck readers will believe encouraged to construct at the paintings in those chapters and there's a wealth of specialised and precise wisdom on hand within the faculties of upper schooling, nursing, scientific and public libraries that gives fabric for additional reading.

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This change has been welcomed by most health professionals because the aim is commendable, although Klein (1983) would argue that the change in emphasis from medical engineering to social engineering has occurred only as a result of the incapability of medical science to produce health and the increasing health care expenditure. However, health promotion as interpreted by the reforms does not fit comfortably into a general practice setting, as it appears to overlook the influence that social phenomena have on health status.

28 How social policy influences health Thatcher has been the first Prime Minister to tackle the doctors and come anywhere near winning. Her victories, though small, have been significant. The concept of clinical freedom has been challenged and doctors are now accountable for the outcomes as well as the outputs of the care they give. GPs have accepted the new contract despite initial threats to resign en masse and are very committed to health promotion to the extent that immunization targets which were once thought to be unrealistic are now being reached or even exceeded.

One task of the current and future governments is to provide answers to these questions. The tasks of the current government in relation to social security are equally daunting, especially in times of a world recession and mounting unemployment. Firstly a decision has to be made as to whether or not Britain can still afford a welfare state in the 1990s and if it can, how it will be financed. For example, should this be by increasing taxes or should the state subsidize premiums for private occupational pensions and health insurance?

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