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  • Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor Duke School of Nursing; Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board Duke University Durham, North Carolina
  • David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA

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The #1 pediatric nursing textbook on the market, this book is known for its accuracy, current research, and highly readable writing style. It provides a foundation in child development and health promotion, and covers specific health problems — organized by age groups and body systems, so you can individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. A streamlined approach, superior illustrations, and a full-color design make it easy to find and understand key nursing information.



Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4330-8

  • Unit One – Children, Their Families and the Nurse

    1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing

    2. Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family

    3. Family Influences on Child Health Promotion

    4. Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

    5. Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion

    Unit Two – Assessment of the Child and Family

    6. Communication and Physical and Developmental Assessment of the Child

    7. Pain Assessment and Management in Children NEW!

    Unit Three – The Newborn

    8. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family

    9. Health Problems of Newborns

    Unit Four – Infancy

    10. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family

    11. Health Problems of Infants

    Unit Five – Early Childhood

    12. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family

    13. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family

    14. Health Problems of Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Unit Six – Middle Childhood and Adolescence

    15. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family

    16. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family

    17. Health Problems of School-Age Children and Adolescents

    Unit Seven – The Child and Family with Special Needs

    18. Chronic Illness, Disability, or End-of-Life Care for the Child and Family

    19. Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family

    20. Family-Centered Home Care

    Unit Eight – Impact of Hospitalization on the Child and Family

    21. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization

    22. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

    Unit Nine – The Child with Problems Related to the Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients

    23. The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction

    24. The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

    Unit Ten – The Child with Problems Related to the Production and Circulation of Blood

    25. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction

    26. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction

    Unit Eleven – The Child With a Disturbance of Regulatory Mechanisms

    27. The Child with Genitourinary Dysfunction

    28. The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction

    29. The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction

    30. The Child with Integumentary Dysfunction

    Unit Twelve – The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility

    31. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction

    32. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction


    A. Family Assessment

    B. Patterns of Inheritance

    C. Developmental/Sensory Assessment

    D. Growth Measurements

    E. Common Laboratory Tests

    F. Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and Adequate Intake (AI)

    G. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

    H. Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

    I. Spanish-English Translations


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