Child-Centred Nursing presents a unique approach by bringing children to the fore of the discussion about their health and health care. It encourages you to think critically about children, their families and contemporary practice issues. It promotes reflection on how you can develop innovative practice so as to improve children's health outcomes and their experiences of health care.
Clinical case studies and critical thinking exercises are included in each chapter, creating and sustaining a clear link between professional practice, research and theory.
The book is essential reading for all pre-registration and post-graduate students studying children's and young people's health care.
Bernie Carter is Professor of Children's Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Child Health Care. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in recognition of her contributions to the field of children's pain. Bernie's research and writing focuses on children's pain experiences and the assessment of children's pain. She is particularly interested in improving the lives of children with complex health care needs and life limiting/threatening illness. Bernie's research work draws particularly on narrative and appreciative inquiry and on arts-based methods as a means of engaging with children and eliciting stories of their experiences, hopes, beliefs and concerns. Bernie believes that stories are at the heart of the connections we make with children, families and their experiences of pain. Lucy Bray is a Reader at Edge Hill University and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Annette Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer at AUT University, New Zealand. Maria Edwards is a Research Sister at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Karen Ford is an Assistant Director of Nursing at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Approaches to Nursing Children, Young People and their Families Children's and Young People's Position and Participation in Society, Health Care and Research Consulting and Informing Children and Young People Children and Young People Having Choices and Making Health Decisions How Settings Shape Children's and Young People's Care Understanding Children's and Young People's Experiences of Illness Examining Practice: Improving the Care of Children and Young People Closing Thoughts: Celebrating Success and Aspiring for Better