You are here

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

Another informative text which again strongly advocates the necessity for children and young people to be listened to whiolst being central to the decision making of Health and Social care issues that impact on them.

Mr David Rootes
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
June 12, 2014

I feel that this text is a useful and accurate dissemination of how to affectively build a theapeutic relationship with a child. The chapters are laid out in a logical way and the material discussed is current and relavent. The case studies and opportunities offered to engage in reflection will make this text valuable to all students. I intend to recommend the text for child centred and shared modules.

Mr Martin Lewis
Nursing and midwifery, University of the West of England, Bristol
April 11, 2014

This will be an excellent, informative text for Child Health Nursing students

Mrs Karen Hayward
Division of Nursing, University Campus Suffolk
April 9, 2014

This is an important addition to the literature that really encourages students to think about the child's experience of health provision.

Mrs Izzy Bowles
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
April 7, 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

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781446248607
ISBN: 9781446248591

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.