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A Practical Handbook for Community Health Nurses. Working with Children and Their Parents

  • ID: 2246910
  • Book
  • 212 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Practical Handbook for Community Health Nurses: Working with Children and their Parents is designed to provide nurses and their students with an up–to–date reference source, bringing together the available evidence on a range of issues central to their work with children and parents. The focus is normal, healthy children and the book considers common areas of practice as it relates to children (especially those under five years of age) and their families. This work historically relates to health visiting practice, but today may be conducted by a variety of nurses working in the community or in health centres.

Amongst the topics covered are the social and emotional framework within which children grow and develop, issues concerning food and families (breast feeding, artificial feeding, weaning and family nutrition), dental health, immunisation and the management of some common childhood problems.

Key features:

  • addresses issues of concern to parents
  • reflects current evidence–based practice
  • takes a practical approach
  • presented in an accessible form

The book is designed to assist nurses in their advice to parents facing common health–related situations and is intended for all practising community health nurses or student nurses undertaking a community placement.

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Introduction The Changing Context of Community Health Nursing.

Part 1 The Child and the Family.

Chapter 1 Families and Social Policy.

Chapter 2 The Developing Child,.

Chapter 3 Promoting Psychological Health: A Focus on Children within Families.

Chapter 4 Caring within Families.

Chapter 5 Post–Natal Depression: Minimising the Impact.

Chapter 6 The Child at Risk: Working with Families and the Child Protection System.

Part 2 The Child and Nutrition.

Chapter 7 Breast Feeding: The Art and Science.

Chapter 8 Infant Feeding and Early Weaning: Prinicples and Practice.

Chapter 8 Nutrition in Childhood: Advice and Dilemmas.

Chapter 10 Dental Health: A Practical Guide to Preventative Dentistry.

Part 3 Common Problems in Childhood.

Chapter 11 Immunisation and Prevention: An Up–to–Date Perspective.

Chapter 12 Managing Infections: How to Help Parents.

Chapter 13 Managing Atopic Eczema: Evidence and Issues.

Chapter 14 Sleep Disorders in the Pre–school Child: How the Health Professionals Can Help.

Chapter 15 Toilet Training and Related Issues: Anticipatory Help for Parents and Families.


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Katie Booth
Karen A. Luker
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