Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities

2nd Edition


Key Features

  • Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice.
  • Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice.
  • Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter.
  • Critical questions and reflection feature  at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials.
  • Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs.
  • Extensive references provide for further reading and research.

Table of 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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