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The future of public health challenge

The future of public health challenge.

Another consideration for public health practice is that it is not fixed.

Watch the video in which Pauline describes Hanlon’s concept of ‘waves’ of public health activity and the need for nurses to respond in new ways to current and future challenges.

Your task

Identify which wave your country is currently in and the implications of this for your patients or clients.

If you are interested in finding out more about this subject, we recommend you take a look at the further reading below and access a copy of the ‘waves’ timeline in the Downloads section.

Further Reading

Hanlon, P., Carlisle, S., Hannah, M., Reilly, D., and Lyon, A. (2011) ‘Making the Case for a “Fifth Wave” in Public Health’. Public Health. 125 (1), 30-36.

Hanlon, P., Carlisle, S., Hannah, M., and Lyon, A. (2012) The Future Public Health. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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