Key Features

  • The first - and only - book on this topic, addressed specifically at the Community Children's Nurse (CCN)
  • An authoritative guide to the principles underpinning the development of the specialty, which puts into context the scope of the CCN's work and clearly describes his/her place in the community team)
  • A balance of the theoretical and practical, presented by the key names in this field)
  • Offers up-to-date "evidence" which supports the development of this rapidly expanding specialty)
  • Foreword by Elizabeth Fradd, Independent Health Service Advisor, UK

Table of Contents

Section One: Organisational Facets Influencing the Professional Development of Community Children's Nursing. A short journey down a long road: the emergence of professional bodies. 1888-1988: over a century of community children's nursing. A 'new' National Health Service. Role of the community children's nurse in influencing healthcare policies. Improved integration within public and community health. Working in partnership with the voluntary sector. Working in partnership with education. Educating community children's nurses: a historical perspective. Setting the agenda for education.

Section Two: Philosophical Issues Underpinning the Delivery of Community Children's Nursing Practice. A national strategy and corporate identity for community children's nursing? Nursing the family and supporting the nurse: exploring the nurse-patient relationship in community children's nursing. Legal aspects of the community care of the sick child. Health promotion in community children's nursing. Cultural issues in community children's nursing.

Section Three: Dimensions of Community Children's Nursing Practice. Strategic planning and commissioning of services. Issues for the composition of community children's nursing teams. Needs analysis and profiling in community children's nursing. Benchmarking in community children's nursing - 'Essence of care'. Dependency scoring in community children's nursing. Information management. Caring for the acutely ill child at home. Developing and funding care for children with complex needs. Meeting the palliative care needs of children in the community. Meeting the mental health needs of children and young people. Meeting the needs of children with learning disabilities. Young carers and community children's nursing. Play therapy within community children's nursing.

Section Four: Advancing Community Children's Nursing. Complementary therapies in community children's nursing. Nurse prescribing: an opportunity for community

Details

No. of pages:
404
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780702027291
Electronic ISBN:
9780702039867