If you are not fond of programming, I found a rather simple way to get the url to a given item in a given list using right click on the 'edit item (link to edit entry)' column that you can add to any view.
I then trained my users to right click on this and use
Ctrl-K in any office document to create a neat pointer directly to the item in the list.
The URL looks like :
Note: because it is using list ID and item ID it should resist list renaming and moving within the given site collection .
I am also convinced that the PageType parameter could be used to display another form, (view instead of edit) and that other parameters also exist.