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Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities

A fresh new edition, focusing on the importance of collaboration between healthcare professionals and the community.

The second edition of Child, Youth and Family Health builds its focus on the importance of a collaborative partnership between healthcare professionals and members of the community. This approach is vital in supporting, maintaining and strengthening individual and community health across a range of contexts and life stages.

Child, Youth and Family Health 2e begins by discussing issues and challenges in child, youth and family health, before addressing contexts for nursing and midwifery, all of which helps readers apply theory to practice.

This community healthcare textbook offers additional insight into the importance of the healthcare professional’s role when working with children, young people and their families, and looks at practical approaches such as program development, supporting family transitions and mental health promotion.

There are three new chapters: ‘Communication with children, young people and families - a family strengths-based approach’, ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’ and 'Health promotion through early childhood' along with a range of clinical scenarios, research highlights, practice highlights and critical questions and reflections.

Written by authors who are nurses, midwives, early childhood educators and academics, along with a respected team of contributors and editors, Child, Youth and Family Health 2e provides an engaging perspective
on the fundamental challenges and issues affecting the health and wellness of infants, children, young people and their families in Australia and New Zealand.

Audience
Undergraduate students (2nd/3rd year primarily) studying core or elective units in child and family health/human development/family and community health/paediatrics/health promotion. Community child health/paediatric students as a postgraduate foundations text and reference. Midwives working in community settings (early discharge, home visiting services). Community nurses and liaison nurses from tertiary health services developing ‘hospital-in-the-home’ services.

Paperback, 312 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-4155-8

Contents

  • Part A: Issues and Challenges in Child, Youth and Family Nursing

    Introduction, Margaret Barnes and Jennifer Rowe

    1. Locating the child, young person and family in contemporary health care,Margaret Barnes, Jennifer Rowe and Janet Roden (UWS)

    2. Developing programs for the child, young person and family, Gay Edgecombe (RMIT, Vic) and Karen McBride-Henry (College of Nurses, NZ)

    3. Issues for Indigenous children, young people and families, Sue Kruske (CDU) and Evelyn Hikuroa (Manukau Institute of Technology, NZ)

    4. Practice integrity: Advocacy and ethics, Jenny Fraser (QUT)

    5. Communication and therapeutic approaches to working with children, young people and families, Judith Rorden (Consultant, formerly Wollongong Uni)

    Part B: Contexts for Child, Youth and Family Nursing Practice

    Introduction, Margaret Barnes and Jennifer Rowe

    6. The developing family, Cheryl Benn (Massey Uni, NZ)

    7. Infants and young children, Jennifer Rowe and Margaret Barnes

    8. The young person, Lindsay Smith(UTas)

    9. Promoting mental health, Margaret McAllister (Griffith) and Christine Handley (DHHS, Tas)

    10. Acute illness, Linda Shields (University of Hull, UK)

    11. Chronic illness, Jon Darvill (UniCan), Kay Thomas (CNC, ACT)) and Pamela Henry (Kidz First Homecare Nursing service, NZ)

    12. Loss and grief, Elizabeth Foster(QUT) and Judith Murray (UQ)

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