Children and Young People's Nursing : Principles for Practice, Second Edition book cover
2nd Edition

Children and Young People's Nursing
Principles for Practice, Second Edition

ISBN 9781498734325
Published October 14, 2016 by Routledge
360 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Underpinned by a rights-based approach, this essential text critically analyses the theory and practice of children and young people’s nursing from several perspectives - public health, acute and community based care, education and research. Chapters address the clinical, legal, ethical, political and professional issues and controversies which impact on the care delivered to children, young people and their families both nationally and internationally. This new edition continues to promote reflection and critical thinking about the practice of children’s nursing and professional development.

Table of Contents

Children and young people's nursing in context. International perspectives on children and young people’s nursing. Family centred care and the evolving role of fathers. Needs of siblings. The need for a culturally sensitive approach to care. A rights-based approach to care. The right for children and young people to participate in their own health care. Safeguarding children and young people. The use of restraint. Care settings. Neonatal nursing. Public health nursing. Providing care and support to children and young people with chronic and long term conditions in the community. Children and young people’s mental health. Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems. Transitional care. Advancing practice and developing a career in children and young people's nursing. Developing a professional portfolio. Advanced nurse practice with children and young people. Researching with children and young people to inform service delivery at home and in hospital.

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Alyson Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing at Swansea University and a qualified nurse (RGN, RSCN ,PGCE). She also has degree in Psychology as well as a Masters degree in Nursing. Alyson is involved in teaching and supervising the students studying for a pre-registration degree in Children’s Nursing and acts as a module lead for post-registration courses. Her teaching extends across a range of courses run by the College of Human and Health Sciences where there is a need for expertise in children and young people’s health and children’s nursing.

Dr Ruth Davies is Associate Professor of Children and Young People’s Nursing at Swansea University. Following a successful clinical career as a Registered Nurse, Registered Children’s Nurse and Health Visitor, Ruth moved into Higher Education in 1994. She was awarded a Masters in Social Ethics from Cardiff University and a PhD from the University of Wales. Her research interests span health and social care with a special focus on chronic conditions and palliative care. She is committed to breaking down barriers between academe and practice and has helped to the Doctorate in Professional Practice which is open to international students and enables them to research their own practice.