Nursing children and young people

Barbara Elliott, Eileen Wake, Jeremy Jolley, Susan Jolley, Linda Shields, Rhona Williams

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Abstract

This chapter is an overview of the many and varied aspects of nursing sick children
and their families. Children's nurses care for sick children from birth through childhood and adolescence to young adulthood. Thus they are required to have extensive knowledge of child development and health issues at particular ages as well as an understanding of the needs of children when they are ill and those of their families and how these needs can be met. In addition to caring for children when they are sick, children's nurses have a role in the prevention and early detection of ill health and in the care of children who are not sick but who may be particularly vulnerable due to specific disabilities or social circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe nursing companion
EditorsPeter Birchenall, Nicola Adams
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, United Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter13
Pages229-262
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9781403941886
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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