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Children and Young People's Nursing

Principles for Practice, 1st Edition

By Ruth Davies, Alyson Davies

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432 pages

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Description

Children and Young People's Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing children's nurses today. It focuses on developing best practice and implementing high quality care.

This book covers the wide range of general and specialist care settings in which children and young people's nurses work, including schools, the community and mental health. Written by a team of experts from across the UK, it emphasizes throughout the fundamental principles of contemporary children's nursing, such as family-centred care, safeguarding and the need for a culturally sensitive and rights-based approach to care. This is an essential text for all children's nursing students, as well as a useful reference for qualified nurses looking to update their practice.

Key features

  • All chapters are underpinned by current policies and the latest research
  • Key points, reflection points, principles for practice boxes and cas studies to aid learning
  • Concludes with a section on building your portfolio and advancing your practice and career

Table of Contents

Part 1: Children and young people’s nursing in context

The development of children’s nursing

Family-centred care and the evolving role of fathers

The need for a culturally sensitive approach to care

Part 2: 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

Principles of pain management and entitlement to pain relief

Part 3: Care settings

School nursing

Community children’s nursing

Child and adolescent mental health

Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems

Transitional care for children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions

Part 4: Advancing practice and developing a career in children and young people’s nursing

Developing a professional portfolio

Advanced practice in children and young people’s nursing

About the Authors

Ruth Davies RGN, RSCN, RHV, MA PhD PG CertEd.
Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People's Nursing,
Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Alyson Davies RGN, RSCN, BSc MN PG Cert Ed.
Lecturer in Children and Young People's Nursing,
Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General