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As would be expected of a book by Bernie Carter and her team, this book is highlighted by insight, clarity and advocacy for children. The book’s pattern of providing a case scenario as a reference point for each discussion is a good one, as is the critical thinking exercise which accompanies each chapter. Carter is well known for her sensitivity and her insistence that children are their own agents, and this comes through strongly in the book. The book benefits from the range of authors who are able to bring perspectives from across a wide spectrum.
I love the passionate way in which this book inspires the reader to take an active critical thinking approach to explore and challenge the current key concepts in children's nursing.’
Essential reading for any children’s nurse in practice or education, this book reviews the development of key principles underpinning the care of children and their families beyond family centred care, to re-focus attention on the child, within the context of their family. Its authoritative analysis, embedded case studies and critical thinking challenges make this very readable text a valuable contribution to professional development.
This is a thought provoking comprehensive publication that encourages the reader to explore and critically appraise key elements of child centred nursing.
At this time of transition and flux within health and social care, this timely book encourages children’s nurses to reflect on their practice, to challenge existing understanding, beliefs and roles and strive for the best services that enable the child to achieve their ‘potential’.
Child Centred Nursing approaches the complex, multi-faceted task of nursing children, young people and their families from the perspective of children as their own agents. Discussions include children’s position in society and how that frames the way they are involved in health care and decision making, children’s right to participate, be informed and make choices and how the places, spaces and technologies of care impact on their experience of illness.
This book focuses on the core principles that underpin practice and the broad theories and concepts that inform and shape the practice of nurses working with children. It provides clinical information and insights in a concise, structured and informative way that encourages critical thinking to assist and support the reader in obtaining the knowledge required and skills needed to nurse and advocate for children today. [...] This textbook would be beneficial to pre-registration and post-graduate students studying health care for children and young people.
This is an excellent resource for students
Well set out book, one of the only ones i have found that focuses on child nursing in a way which encourages practitioners to reflect on what they are doing.
Very useful book - requested copies for library - but too specific for undergraduate course to have as required text
Well written and easy to read
This book really helps students to develop critical thinking within their nursing practice. The case studies throughout the book give them a focus and helps them to consider the impact of decisions on the child and family. I would recommend this book as essential reading for all student nurses embarking on a career in child health nursing.
Very good chapter on involving children in decision making. This is useful for the health visiting students
A good book on critical thinking, useful for all years of children's nursing
Current and relevant to todays childrens nursing curriculum. Ideal for students to address important concepts applicable for the whole of their training and careers
Well writen book that commpliments the other texts already in use
Essential reading for children's and young people's nurses and those aspiring to a career in nursing. The voice of the child comes across clearly through the use of case studies and in the clear and insightful way gaps in our understanding are challenged using a child-centred approach. The reader is encouraged to reflect on key concepts throughout and link these to best practice to improve not just the health of the child, but also their experience of receiving care.
Really good for a general overview
This book provides a great introduction to the fundamental principles of paediatric nursing designed in a language that is easy for all to follow. Having reviewed the topic areas within the contents this book sits perfectly within the core foundations module for child health nursing students at Plymouth University.
This is an excellent and informative text for Child Health Nursing students. It has interesting case studies that cover care issues as well as considering the use of audit. The book looks at children's nursing worldwide and is not just UK based.
Good key text
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