This title aims to: situate child and family health and nursing within the environmental, social, economic, and political contexts; Acknowledge diversity and difference as they influence child and family health and health care; critically analyse contemporary approaches to child and family health promotion; provide a practice development framework for improving effectiveness in child, youth and family nursing; and provide evaluative tools for assessing health-promoting programs. It is structured in sections and takes a critical inquiry approach to encourage and facilitate analysis and critique of policy, practice and evidence. It is client-focused, change-focused and works from practice outward to consider education, service planning, leadership and strategy as they affect practice.
Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice.
Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice.
Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand.
Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter.
Critical questions and reflection feature at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials.
Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs.
Extensive references provide for further reading and research.
Chapter 5 ‘Communication’ completely revised with a ‘family strengths’ approach.
New Chapter 9 ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’.
Completely revised and updated with current statistics and data.
Inclusion of contemporary public health policy.
Inclusion of contemporary legislative and regulatory frameworks for health professionals.
By Margaret Barnes, PhD, RM, RN, Associate Professor, and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD and Jennifer Rowe, PhD, MPhil, Grad Dip Ed (Nurs), BA, Dip Ed, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD
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