Children's and young people's nursing has changed and developed in recent years in response to a number of government reports, e.g.
Children's National Service Framework, the Kennedy report, Every Child matters: Change for children, and The Children Act 2004.
The second edition of this successful textbook embraces these changes and combines experience, clinical practice, education and research to provide an invaluable, innovative and authoritative guide for all child nursing students and newly qualified children's nurses.Covering all ages and range of specialities, this evidence-based and accessible text fully explores all aspects of nursing care.
Divided into 3 parts, "The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd Edition" covers: Health in Childhood - looking at the dynamics of the family, development in children and the promotion of child health; Health and Deviations in Childhood - focusing on the care of sick children and its implications on the family.
It includes new chapters on children's voices and children and adolescents with problems related to sexuality; and, Professional Issues in Child Care - exploring the scope of children's nursing, legal and ethical issues, management issues for professional practice as well as considering the future of children's nursing.Study activities, key points and summary boxes are featured throughout to ensure that the reader learns about and critically reflects on all aspects of children's nursing in wide variety of settings.