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The field of community children's nursing is growing and developing rapidly. This is the first book which explores the issues and principles most pertinent to current practice. Addressing issues of organization which influence the professional development of community children's nursing, principles underpinning the delivery of community children's nursing, and breadth and scope of community children's nursing, these themes offer both contemporary and historical perspectives of practice and education, and conclude with potential and realistic ways in which practice may be advanced. This book is a key and inspirational textbook for all community nurses working with health care needs and their families, and will be of interest to all child health professionals.
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: 100 Years of Community Children's Nursing. A "Quickie" Guide to the "New" National Health Service. The Role of the Community Children's Nurse in Influencing Health Care 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
Nursing the Family and Supporting the Nurse: Exploring the nurse-patient relationship in Community Children's Nursing. Relationships between Outreach Nurses and Primary Health Care Professionals. Philosophy and Ethics of Home Care. Home Care for Ventilated Children: An Analysis of the Application of Ethical Reasoning. 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
Issues for the Composition of Community Children's Nursing Teams. Needs Analysis and Profiling in Community Children's Nursing. Dependency Scoring in Community Children's Nursing. Information Management. Caring for the Acutely Ill Child at Home. Collaborative Planning for Children with Chronic, Complex Care Needs. Meeting the Palliative Care Needs of Children in the Community. Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People. Meeting the Nursing Needs of Children with Learning Disabilities. Young Carers. Play Therapy within Community Children's Nursing.
SECTION FOUR: ADVANCING COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S NURSING
Opportunities and Challenges for Community Children's Nurses. Opportunities for the Development of Nurse-led Clinics in Community Children's Nursing. Nurse Prescribing: A New Opportunity for Community Children's Nursing. Alternative Practice and Complementary Therapies in Community Children's Nursing. Creating an Effective Community Children's Nursing Service. Integrating and Combining Children's Services. Economic Evaluation in Practice. Launching Further Research in Community Children's Nursing.