The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-10
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Children's and young people's nursing has changed and developed in recent years in response to a number of government reports .e.g. Children's National Service Framework, the Kennedy report, Every Child matters: Change for children, The Children Act 2004. The second edition of this successful textbook embraces these changes and combines experience, clinical practice, education and research to provide an invaluable, innovative and authoritative guide for all child nursing students and newly qualified children's nurses. Covering all ages and range of specialities, this evidence-based and accessible text fully explores all aspects of nursing care. Divided into 3 parts, this text covers: bull; bull;Health in Childhood- looking at the dynamics of the family, development in children and the promotion of child health bull;Health and Deviations in Childhood focusing on the care of sick children and its implications on the family. Includes new chapters on children's voices and children and adolescents with problems related to sexuality bull;Professional Issues in Child Care exploring the scope of children's nursing, legal and ethical issues, management issues for professional practice as well as considering the future of children's nursing. Study activities, key points and summary boxes are featured throughout to ensure that the reader learns about and critically reflects on all aspects of children's nursing in wide variety of settings.

Author Biography

Tina Moules is Director of Research at the Anglia Polytechnic University, UK.

Joan Ramsay is Associate Director of Nursing, Women & Children's Division, Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust.

Table of Contents

Health in Childhood
Understanding families
The family
Roles and relationships
Functions of the family
Child-rearing practices
The growing child
The nature of childhood
Growth and maturation
Theoretical perspectives -- cognitive development
Theoretical perspectives -- the social world of the child
Play and education
Promoting child health
Trends in child health
Children's perceptions of health
Developing strategies for health
Role of children's nurses in child health promotion
Aspects of health in childhood
Health And Deviations In Childhood
Understanding families in stress
The influence of family stress upon the child
Hospitalisation and illness
Death and the family
Chronic illness -- family stress and coping
Living with a disability
Violence in the family
Principles of caring for sick children
Hearing children's voices in NHS service delivery and evaluation
Creating an appropriate hospital environment for children
Preparation for hospital and procedures
Assessment of the sick child
Day care
Emergency care
Administration of medicines
Providing nutrition
Maintaining fluid balance
Caring for children in pain
The role of the nurse as a surrogate
Community nursing
Pre- and post-operative care
Aspects of paediatric intensive care
Caring for the dying child and the family
Specific care of sick children
Principles of care -- children with blood disorders
Principles of care -- children with problems of bones, joints and muscles
Principles of care -- children with a circulatory disturbance
Principles of care -- children with a metabolic or endocrine disorder
Principles of care -- children with eye, ear, nose and throat disorders
Principles of care -- the child with altered gastro-intestinal function
Principles of care -- children with genito-urinary problems
Principles of care -- children with problems related to the immune system
Principles of care -- children with a neurological problem
Principles of care -- children with altered breathing
Principles of care -- children with skin disorders
Mental health in childhood
Care of the sick and preterm newborn
Principles of care -- children undergoing cytotoxic treatment and radiotherapy
Principles of care -- children and adolescents with problems related to sexuality
Professional Issues In Child Care
The development and process of children's nursing
The history of children's nursing
Roles of the children's nurse
Models of nursing -- useless theory or an aid to practice
Models of children's nursing
Family-centred care
The nurse as a developing professional
Children's nursing in a multi-cultural society
The future of children's nursing
Legal and ethical issues
Consent to treatment
Children's Act 1989
Managing professional practice
Discharge planning
The nurse as leader
The organisation of patient care
Standard setting and audit
Work force allocation
Risk management
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