Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities
Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities,
Edition 2
By Margaret Barnes, PhD, RM, RN and Jennifer Rowe, PhD, MPhil, Grad Dip Ed (Nurs), BA, Dip Ed, RN

Publication Date : 02 Oct 2013

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Description
This title aims to: situate child and family health and nursing within the environmental, social, economic, and political contexts; Acknowledge diversity and difference as they influence child and family health and health care; critically analyse contemporary approaches to child and family health promotion; provide a practice development framework for improving effectiveness in child, youth and family nursing; and provide evaluative tools for assessing health-promoting programs. It is structured in sections and takes a critical inquiry approach to encourage and facilitate analysis and critique of policy, practice and evidence. It is client-focused, change-focused and works from practice outward to consider education, service planning, leadership and strategy as they affect practice.

Key Features

  • Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice.
  • Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice.
  • Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter.
  • Critical questions and reflection feature  at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials.
  • Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs.
  • Extensive references provide for further reading and research.

New Features

  • Chapter 5 ‘Communication’ completely revised with a ‘family strengths’ approach.
  • New Chapter 8 'Health promotion through early childhood'.
  • New Chapter 9 ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’.
  • Completely revised and updated with current statistics and data.
  • Inclusion of contemporary public health policy.
  • Inclusion of contemporary legislative and regulatory frameworks for health professionals.
About the author
By Margaret Barnes, PhD, RM, RN, Associate Professor, and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD and Jennifer Rowe, PhD, MPhil, Grad Dip Ed (Nurs), BA, Dip Ed, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Table of Contents
Part A: Issues and Challenges in Child, Youth and Family Nursing

Introduction, Margaret Barnes and Jennifer Rowe

1. Locating the child, young person and family in contemporary health care,Margaret Barnes, Jennifer Rowe and Janet Roden (UWS)

2. Developing programs for the child, young person and family, Gay Edgecombe (RMIT, Vic) and Karen McBride-Henry (College of Nurses, NZ)

3. Issues for Indigenous children, young people and families, Sue Kruske (CDU) and Evelyn Hikuroa (Manukau Institute of Technology, NZ)

4. Practice integrity: Advocacy and ethics, Jenny Fraser (QUT)

5. Communication and therapeutic approaches to working with children, young people and families, Judith Rorden (Consultant, formerly Wollongong Uni)

Part B: Contexts for Child, Youth and Family Nursing Practice

Introduction, Margaret Barnes and Jennifer Rowe

6. The developing family, Cheryl Benn (Massey Uni, NZ)

7. Infants and young children, Jennifer Rowe and Margaret Barnes

8. The young person, Lindsay Smith(UTas)

9. Promoting mental health, Margaret McAllister (Griffith) and Christine Handley (DHHS, Tas)

10. Acute illness, Linda Shields (University of Hull, UK)

11. Chronic illness, Jon Darvill (UniCan), Kay Thomas (CNC, ACT)) and Pamela Henry (Kidz First Homecare Nursing service, NZ)

12. Loss and grief, Elizabeth Foster(QUT) and Judith Murray (UQ)
Book details
ISBN: 9780729541558
Page Count: 296
Retail Price: €60.99