This innovative and student-friendly textbook provides up-to-date information on the core content of child nursing courses and helps students understand how it applies to practice. Covering all settings throughout, including the acute and community ones, it focuses on the importance of child and family centred care, by having them directly involved through the use of voices and case studies.
This book provides a comprehensive framework for student knowledge development by including:
Activities and theory stop-points to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills.
Pointers to further reading resources, including journal articles and videos for students to explore and build knowledge more independently.
A range of online resources including extra scenarios for lecturers to use in their teaching and MCQs for students to revise.
Essential reading for undergraduate nursing students specialising or wanting to specialise in children and young people nursing.
Part A: Principles of nursing children and young people Chapter 1: Involving children, young people and families in care and care decisions - Dr Jackie Vasey, Dr Joanna Smith, Nicola Mitchell Chapter 2: Effective communication with children and young people - Jean Shapcott Chapter 3: Assessment and management of pain in children - Alison Twycross and Becky Saul Chapter 4: Medication compliance management and administration - Mary Brady and Linda Moore Chapter 5: Interprofessional working with children & young people - Debbie McGirr and Scott Richardson-Read Chapter 6: The organisation of and settings for care - Jane Hughes, Amanda Kelly and Tracey Jones Chapter 7: Community care and care in non-hospital settings - Sarah Price Chapter 8: Law and policy - Marc Cornock and Orla Mc Alinden Chapter 9: Safeguarding - Zoe Clark and Cameron Cox Part B: Child and infant wellbeing and development Chapter 10: Genetics and epigenetics - effects on children and young people - Gill Langmack and Lis O'Brien Chapter 11: Infant mental wellbeing and health or how to grow a healthy adult - Orla Mc Alinden Chapter 12: Factors influencing wellbeing and development in children and young people - Melanie Robbins and Cilla Sanders Chapter 13: Universal screening and the role of the Health Visitor - Mandy Brimble and Sarah Reddington-Bowes Part C: Caring for children with acute health care needs and injury Chapter 14: Assessment and care of the child with acute needs - Rachael Bolland Chapter 15: Preparing children and young people for hospitalization - Lorna Ashbrooke and Jim Richardson Chapter 16: Principles of caring for children in the peri and postoperative recovery period - Dawn James Chapter 17: Care of the child and young person with respiratory problems - Zoe Veal, Orla Mc Alinden and Doreen Crawford Chapter 18: Care of the child and young person with cardiovascular problems - Zoe Veal and Jo Bailey Chapter 19: Care of the child and young person with neurological problems - Stuart Hibbins Chapter 20: Care of the child and young person with urinary/renal problems - Mary Brady and Linda Moore Chapter 21: Care of the child and young person with endocrine problems - Kate Davies Chapter 22: Care of the child and young person with immunological problems - Katie Rowson Chapter 23: Care of the child and young person with musculoskeletal problems - Julia Judd Chapter 24: Care of the child and young person with haematological problems - Louise Holliday and Carla Kierulff Chapter 25: Care of the child and young person with dermatological problems - Joan Myers and Dolores D'Souza Chapter 26: Care of the child and young person with thermal injury - Shirin Pomeroy Chapter 27: Care of the child and young person with fluid and electrolyte imbalance - Zoe Veal and Colin Veal Chapter 28: Care of the child and young person with gastrointestinal problems - Zoe Veal, Orla Mc Alinden and Doreen Crawford Chapter 29: Discharge planning and transfer - Elizabeth Gillespie and Sue Dunlop Part D: Caring for children and young people with Complex and high dependency needs Chapter 30: Care of the highly dependent and critically ill child and young person - Usha Chandra and Fiona Lynch Chapter 31: Care of the neonate - Elisabeth Podsiadly and Dr Mary Goggin Chapter 32: Care of the child and young person with a malignant condition - Dr Jayne Price and Suzanne Coulson Chapter 33: Care of the child and young person with life limiting illness - Antoinette Menezes and Tracie Lewin-Taylor Chapter 34: Care of the child and young person at the end of life - Professor Jayne Price and Melissa Heywood Chapter 35: Care of the child and young person with Learning Disability Chapter 36: Care of the child and young person with mental health issues - Orla Mc Alinden and Julia Pelle Chapter 37: From childhood to adolescence, focus on the developing and differing needs of a young person - Tim McDougall Part E: On being a Professional Children's Nurse Chapter 38: Leadership and management in child and young people nursing - Jackie Phipps Chapter 39: Lifelong learning and Continuing Professional Development for the child and young person nurse - Claire Anderson Chapter 40: Decision making and Accountability in children and young people nursing - Lorraine Highe Chapter 41: Being politically aware and professionally proactive - Jim Richardson