Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children / Edition 9

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This book is about families with children, and the philosophy of family-centered care is emphasized. This book is also about providing atraumatic care - care that minimizes the psychologic and physical stress that health promotion and illness can inflict. Features such as family Focus, Community Focus, and Atraumatic Care boxes bring these philosophies to life throughout the text. Finally, the philosophy of delivering nursing care is addressed. We believe strongly that children and families need consistent caregivers. The establishment of the therapeutic relationship with the child and family is explored as the essential foundation for providing quality nursing care.

This text serves as a reference manual for the practicing nurse.

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Reviewer: C. Angela Masters, BSN (University of New Mexico Children's Hospital)
Description: This comprehensive book identifies all major concepts involved in the care of children and their families.
Purpose: This book differs from previous editions in that the family centered care philosophy is the center concept. In addition, traumatic care and continuity of care is addressed based on the development of a therapeutic relationship between nurse, child, and family.
Audience: Practicing nurses are the intended audience, although nursing students will also use this book.
Features: This is a comprehensive overview of care for children and their families. It includes health promotion strategies for every age level, which is important because many children are not hospitalized and receive care in the community.
Assessment: Due to changing technology in healthcare, new editions of textbooks are necessary to reflect up-to-date practice and concerns. This is a well written book, although rather large (almost 2,000 pages), which gives me some concerns about repetition. The book is appropriate for nursing students through practicing nurses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069120
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1888
  • Sales rank: 188,742
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I Children, Their Families, and the Nurse
Ch. 1 Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing 1
Ch. 2 Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion 30
Ch. 3 Family Influences on Child Health Promotion 64
Ch. 4 Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family 103
Ch. 5 Hereditary Influences on Health Promotion of the Child and Family 110
Unit II Assessment of the Child and Family
Ch. 6 Communication and Health Assessment of the Child and Family 139
Ch. 7 Physical and Developmental Assessment of the Child 170
Unit III Family-Centered Care of the Newborn
Ch. 8 Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family 240
Ch. 9 Health Problems of the Newborn 295
Ch. 10 The High-Risk Newborn and Family 333
Ch. 11 Conditions Caused by Defects in Physical Development 415
Unit IV Family-Centered Care of the Infant
Ch. 12 Health Promotion of the Infant and Family 493
Ch. 13 Health Problems During Infancy 554
Unit V Family-Centered Care of the Young Child
Ch. 14 Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family 591
Ch. 15 Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family 628
Ch. 16 Health Problems of Early Childhood 649
Unit VI Family-Centered Care of the School-Age Child
Ch. 17 Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family 698
Ch. 18 Health Problems of Middle Childhood 739
Unit VII Family-Centered Care of the Adolescent
Ch. 19 Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family 802
Ch. 20 Physical Health Problems of Adolescence 839
Ch. 21 Behavioral Health Problems of Adolescence 869
Unit VIII Family-Centered Care of the Child with Special Needs
Ch. 22 Family-Centered Care of the Child with Chronic Illness or Disability 905
Ch. 23 Family-Centered End-of-Life Care 947
Ch. 24 The Child with Cognitive, Sensory, or Communication Impairment 977
Ch. 25 Family-Centered Home Care 1016
Unit IX The Child Who Is Hospitalized
Ch. 26 Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization 1031
Ch. 27 Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions 1101
Unit X The Child with Disturbance of Fluid and Electrolytes
Ch. 28 Balance and Imbalance of Body Fluids 1171
Ch. 29 Conditions That Produce Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance 1207
Ch. 30 The Child with Renal Dysfunction 1255
Unit XI The Child with Problems Related to Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients
Ch. 31 The Child with Disturbance of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange 1303
Ch. 32 The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction 1343
Ch. 33 The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction 1416
Unit XII The Child with Problems Related to Production and Circulation of Blood
Ch. 34 The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction 1464
Ch. 35 The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction 1530
Unit XIII The Child with Disturbance of Regulatory Mechanisms
Ch. 36 The Child with Cancer 1584
Ch. 37 The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction 1641
Ch. 38 The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction 1703
Unit XIV The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility
Ch. 39 The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction 1757
Ch. 40 The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction 1832
App. A Family Assessment 1870
App. B Developmental/Sensory Assessment 1874
App. C Growth Measurements 1881
App. D Common Laboratory Tests 1895
App. E NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 2001-2002 1904
App. F Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale 1905
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