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Child-Centred Nursing

Child-Centred Nursing
Promoting Critical Thinking

March 2014 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Child-Centred Nursing presents a unique approach by bringing children to the fore of the discussion about their health and health care. It encourages you to think critically about children, their families and contemporary practice issues. It promotes reflection on how you can develop innovative practice so as to improve children’s health outcomes and their experiences of health care.

Clinical case studies and critical thinking exercises are included in each chapter, creating and sustaining a clear link between professional practice, research and theory.

The book is essential reading for all pre-registration and post-graduate students studying children’s and young people’s health care.

Approaches to Nursing Children, Young People and their Families
Children’s and Young People’s Position and Participation in Society, Health Care and Research
Consulting and Informing Children and Young People
Children and Young People Having Choices and Making Health Decisions
How Settings Shape Children’s and Young People’s Care
Understanding Children’s and Young People’s Experiences of Illness
Examining Practice: Improving the Care of Children and Young People
Closing Thoughts: Celebrating Success and Aspiring for Better

This book really helps students to develop critical thinking within their nursing practice. The case studies throughout the book give them a focus and helps them to consider the impact of decisions on the child and family. I would recommend this book as essential reading for all student nurses embarking on a career in child health nursing.

Miss Nicola Fielding
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
December 15, 2015

Very good chapter on involving children in decision making. This is useful for the health visiting students

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
June 22, 2015

A good book on critical thinking, useful for all years of children's nursing

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
June 12, 2015

Current and relevant to todays childrens nursing curriculum. Ideal for students to address important concepts applicable for the whole of their training and careers

Mrs Julia Petty
School of health and social work, Hertfordshire University
April 16, 2015

Well writen book that commpliments the other texts already in use

Mrs Lorna Ashbrooke
School of Nursing - Faculty of Health and Social C, Kingston University
March 6, 2015

Essential reading for children's and young people's nurses and those aspiring to a career in nursing. The voice of the child comes across clearly through the use of case studies and in the clear and insightful way gaps in our understanding are challenged using a child-centred approach. The reader is encouraged to reflect on key concepts throughout and link these to best practice to improve not just the health of the child, but also their experience of receiving care.

Ms Sarah Bowman
Community Studies, Truro College
December 18, 2014

Really good for a general overview

Dr Jane Chudleigh
Post Graduate Research, Kings College
October 25, 2014

This book provides a great introduction to the fundamental principles of paediatric nursing designed in a language that is easy for all to follow. Having reviewed the topic areas within the contents this book sits perfectly within the core foundations module for child health nursing students at Plymouth University.

Mr Matt Carey
Faculty of Health & Social Work, Univ. of Plymouth
September 24, 2014

This is an excellent and informative text for Child Health Nursing students. It has interesting case studies that cover care issues as well as considering the use of audit. The book looks at children's nursing worldwide and is not just UK based.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire Univ.
September 16, 2014

Good key text

Ms Gillian Prudhoe
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Southampton University College of Nursing
August 1, 2014

Bernie Carter

Bernie Carter is Professor of Children’s Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Child Health Care. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in recognition of her contributions to the field of children’s pain.Bernie’s research and writing focuses on children’s pain experiences and the assessment of children’s pain. She is particularly interested in improving the lives of children with complex health care needs and life limiting/threatening illness. Bernie... More About Author

Lucy Bray

Lucy Bray is a Reader at Edge Hill University and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, UK.  More About Author

Annette Dickinson

Annette Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer at AUT University, New Zealand.  More About Author

Maria Edwards

Maria Edwards is a Research Sister at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.  More About Author

Karen Ford

Karen Ford is an Assistant Director of Nursing at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Australia.  More About Author

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