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Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People
Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited By

Chris Thurston

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ISBN 9780273752394
Published April 28, 2014 by Routledge
488 Pages

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Book Description

Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People is the definitive guide for all nursing and healthcare students and professionals caring for children and young people. Designed to meet the 2010 NMC competency standards for pre-registration nurses, the textbook supports you through the process of caring for children and young people with varied needs and conditions across all healthcare settings.

A practical, patient-centred approach is taken throughout, with the ‘voices’ of children, their families and their carers used to tie theoretical knowledge to the real experience of providing care. The inclusion of the latest research and health and social care policies ensures that you are fully in line with the latest clinical practice, whilst the book’s activities and exercises allow you to regularly check your understanding and develop confidence during your journey from student to nursing professional.

Main features:

Course-Focused Approach – pedagogy and content designed specifically for all three years of the child nursing degree programme.

Contemporary Content – research note features and policy integrated throughout to give you instant access to the latest evidence-based practice.

Illustrated Throughout – this highly accessible text regularly uses pictures and diagrams to highlight key issues.

Voices – include authentic experiences of children, young people, parents, carers and professionals to help develop a patient-focused attitude to care.

Pertinent A&P – includes coverage of all relevant anatomy and physiology for child and young person nursing courses.

Practice Guidelines – provide practical guidance on everyday procedures for your quick reference.

Activities and Answers – allow you to check your knowledge and build confidence.

Specialist Authors – each chapter is written by leading experts in each area.

Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People is the ideal main textbook for all undergraduate child and young person nursing students, as well as professionals wanting to ensure they are using the latest practice. This text is also relevant to any student or professional involved in the health and social care of children and young adults.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Children and Young Peoples Nursing  Sue Collier  2. Using Developmental Theories to Enhance Holistic Care  Steve Bilham  3. Health Promotion Needs of Children and Young People  Hilary Collins  4. Cultural Aspects for Children and Young People  Steve Bilham  5. Safeguarding Children and Young People  Steven Walker  6. Caring for Children in a Variety of Settings  Sharon Clarke  7. Assessing and Planning Care for Children and Young People in the Medical Setting  Carolyn Seeman  8. Managing the Care of Children and Young People in the Surgical Setting  Chris Thurston  9. Neonatal Nursing Care  Jacki Dopran (Oughton) and Sue Collier  10. Emergency Care of Children and Young People  Carolyn Seeman and Jo Outridge  11. Dealing with the Challenges of Sexual Exploration for Young People  Susan Walker  12. Mental Health and the Challenges of Mental Ill Health  Steven Walker and Dave Hawkes  13. Children and Young People with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties  Rena Williams  14. Children and Young People Requiring Long Term Care  Sharon Clarke  15. Transition to Children and Young Person's Nurse Leadership  Sue Collier  16. Transition to Adult Services  Chris Thurston  17. Research with Children and Young People  Tina Moules and Darren Sharpe  Summary and Ending  Learning Review  Glossary  Appendices

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Chris Thurston is Head of the Department for Acute Care at Anglia Ruskin University, UK