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Textbook of Community Childrens Nursing E-Book

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-3986-7

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Textbook of Community Children's Nursing E-Book, 2nd Edition

By Anna Sidey, RSCN, RGN, DN, Cert and David Widdas, RSCN, RGN, DNCert, MSc, Dip Community Health Nursing, Dip Health Promotion

Copyright 2005
$97.95, Online Product, Reference

 


Description

This exciting new edition is again structured into four main sections: Organisational facets; Philosophical issues; Dimensions of practice; and Advancing practice, and has been expanded to include detailed guidance on the commissioning and resourcing of services. It provides essential information for implementing the requirements of the children's National Service Framework that will support the expansion of Community Children's Nursing and enable it to move forward and away from fragmented service delivery. Bringing together the work of some of the most distinguished experts in the field, there is comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of Community Children's Nursing, including multi-disciplinary/interagency planning; provision of nursing services to sick children and their families in a range of community setting; and the needs of both the recipients and providers of care within the trajectory of acute, life-limiting and terminal illness.

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

New to this Edition

New chapters have been added on the topics of:

  • Developing a national strategy and corporate identity for Community Children's Nursing
  • Delivering and funding care for children with complex needs
  • Strategic planning and commissioning of services
  • Benchmarking
  • Transitional care

The following chapters have been rewritten and expanded:
  • Young carers
  • Complementary therapies
  • Partnerships with the voluntary sector
  • Health promotion
  • Information management

The role of the Community Children's Nurse Manager is also explored in depth.

Author Information

By Anna Sidey, RSCN, RGN, DN, Cert, Lecturer/Practitioner in Community Children's Nursing, University College, Northampton, UK and David Widdas, RSCN, RGN, DNCert, MSc, Dip Community Health Nursing, Dip Health Promotion, Nurse Consultant for Children with Complex Care Needs, North and South Warwickshire, Coventry and Rugby Primary Care Trusts, UK

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