Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families / Edition 2

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Caring for ill children is always challenging, but technological advances, reforms in health care and cost control efforts have made caring for these children increasingly complex. More and more, care occurs in ambulatory, outpatient and home settings, often with the family playing a large role. Nursing Care of Children and Their Families in the 21st Century approaches the topic of children's healthcare from a family-centered and holistic perspective, viewing children not just as patients, but as evolving human beings. Focus is placed on anticipatory guidance nursing professionals can give to families related to developmental milestones, health concerns and health promotion strategies specific to each stage of development. Traditional areas of assessment, disease processes and health promotion are examined within the context of contemporary social and cultural influences. Nursing Care of Children and Their Families in the 21st Century facilitates the development of sensitivity and critical thinking skills today's undergraduate nursing student and tomorrow's nurse will need to meet the challenges of pediatric healthcare.
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Packaged with a separately bound study guide, this text goes by ISBN 0-7668-6766-8; without the study guide: ISBN 0-8273-8148-4. The approach is from a holistic and family-centered perspective, with discussion of growth and development; unique considerations; and aspects of health such as nutrition, elimination, oxygen transport, protective mechanisms, and sensorimotor functions. Boxed features highlight tips and alerts, family teaching, research, reflective and critical thinking, study/care plans, and information children want to know. Color photos support the text. The included CD-ROM presents nursing skills for basic and intermediate level procedures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"I felt the content was well updated with many new references. I think the chapters were very well written. With the great depth, the research highlights, and case studies I believe the texts does an excellent job promoting critical thinking. I especially liked the Research Highlights as I think it is really important for nursing students to see how helpful and applicable nursing research is to our practice."Sherry Knoppers RN, PhD, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"I found the text to be excellent. I would consider ordering this text instead of the one I've used in the past. I think the information is presented more clearly and I liked the art work that I could visualize in the chapters. The art work in the neurological chapter was excellent. In fact, I would say that they are some of the best I've seen in a book chapter. I found the questions at the end of the chapters to be excellent and useful to students. We use case studies in our course and I found the ones included in the chapters to be excellent."Susan Kennel, PhD, RN, ARNP, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401897116
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/14/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1376
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicki Lee Warren Potts is a second-generation registered nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. She first practiced her profession as an assistant head nurse in medical surgical nursing and public health nursing, and she discovered her true passion in nursing education in Nashville at Tennessee State University. She continued her preparation for a career in education by obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin's College of Nursing. Texas Woman's University College of Nursing conferred her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research and Theory. With over 30 years as a clinician and academician, Dr. Potts has taught psychiatric and mental health nursing and pediatric nursing in associate degree and baccalaureate schools of nursing. The majority of her teaching career has been at Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas; the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas; and the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Other areas of professional experience include Assistant Director for Education, Texas Nurse's Association, and Nursing Consultant for Advanced Practice at the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Dr. Potts's professional development and contributions are well documented at the local and national levels. She has delivered numerous presentations throughout the country based on her special interest and research in females with eating disorders. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Society of Pediatric Nurses, and the American Nurses Association. Dr. Potts has numerous journal, textbook, and abstract publications to her credit.

Barbara Hartwig Mandleco received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida-Gainesville, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Family Sciences with an emphasis in human development from Brigham Young University. She has been a staff nurse on pediatric and adult medical surgical nursing units and a nursing educator for over 30 years. She has taught advanced human development and pediatric nursing, fundamentals of nursing, nursing research, and management of family issues to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University Colleges of Nursing. Currently, Dr. Mandleco is a professor at the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. Dr. Mandleco has given numerous professional presentations at the local, regional, national, and international levels. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Pediatric Nursing Skills & Procedures, and Growth and Development Handbook: Newborn through Adolescent also published by Delmar Cengage Learning. Her research interests include families adapting to a child with a special need or chronic illness, and innovative methods of teaching.

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Pediatric Nursing in a Changing Society Chapter 1: Overview of Pediatric Nursing Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Issues Chapter 3: The Child in Context of the Family Chapter 4: Community and Home Health Nursing Chapter 5: School Nursing Unit II: Growth and Development of Children Chapter 6: Theoretical Approaches to the Growth and Development of Children Chapter 7: Growth and Development of the Newborn Chapter 8: Growth and Development of the Infant Chapter 9: Growth and Development of the Toddler Chapter 10: Growth and Development of the Preschooler Chapter 11: Growth and Development of the School-Aged Child Chapter 12: Growth and Development of the Adolescent Unit III: Unique Considerations in Children Chapter 13: Child and Family Communication Chapter 14: Pediatric Assessment Chapter 15: Infectious Diseases Chapter 16: Care of Children Who Are Hospitalized Chapter 17: Chronic Conditions Chapter 18: Pain Management Chapter 19: Medication Administration Chapter 20: Loss and Bereavement Unit IV: Alterations in Nutrition and Elimination Chapter 21: Fluid and Electrolyte Alterations Chapter 22: Genitourinary Alterations Chapter 23: Gastrointestinal Alterations Unit V: Alterations in Oxygen Transport Chapter 24: Respiratory Alterations Chapter 25: Cardiovascular Alterations Chapter 26: Hematological Alterations Unit VI: Alterations in Protective Mechanisms Chapter 27: Immunologic Alterations Chapter 28: Endocrine Alterations Chapter 29: Cellular Alterations Chapter 30: Integumentary Alterations Unit VII: Alterations In Sensorimotor Function Chapter 31: Sensory Alterations Chapter 32: Neurological Alterations Chapter 33: Cognitive Alterations Chapter 34: Musculoskeletal Alterations Unit VIII: Other Alterations to Childrens Health Chapter 35: Psychosocial Alterations Chapter 36: Child Abuse and Neglect Glossary Index

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