Textbook of Community Children's Nursing , 2nd Edition

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By Anna Sidey, RSCN, RGN, DN, Cert and David Widdas, RSCN, RGN, DNCert, MSc, Dip Community Health Nursing, Dip Health Promotion
ISBN
9780702027291
Publication Date
02-05-2005
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  • 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, Assistant Chief Nurse - Nursing Practice, Department of Health
  • 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
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780702027291
    Author Informaiton 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
    Pp Authortext Sidey & Widdas
    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.
    Published Reviews Here is an absolute gold mine and essential reading for all practising and student community children's nurses, their managers, commissioners and others involved with the care of sick children within a community setting.
    Community Practioner, official journal of the Community Practitioners'& Health Visitors' Association
    Table of Content 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: over a century of community children's nursing. A 'new' National Health Service. Role of the community children's nurse in influencing healthcare 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. A national strategy and corporate identity for community children's nursing? Nursing the family and supporting the nurse: exploring the nurse-patient relationship in community children's nursing. 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. Strategic planning and commissioning of services. Issues for the composition of community children's nursing teams. Needs analysis and profiling in community children's nursing. Benchmarking in community children's nursing - 'Essence of care'. Dependency scoring in community children's nursing. Information management. Caring for the acutely ill child at home. Developing and funding care for children with complex needs. Meeting the palliative care needs of children in the community. Meeting the mental health needs of children and young people. Meeting the needs of children with learning disabilities. Young carers and community children's nursing. Play therapy within community children's nursing.

    Section Four: Advancing Community Children's Nursing. Complementary therapies in community children's nursing. Nurse prescribing: an opportunity for community children's nursing. The Advanced Children's Nurse Practitioner within General Practice. Economic evaluation in practice. Transition from children's to adult services. Launching further research in community children's nursing.

    Conclusion
    Useful websites
    Further Reading
    Index
    E-SBN 9780702039867
    Imprint Elsevier
    Publication Date 02-05-2005
    Pages 404
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
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