Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People
- Jayne Price - Kingston University, UK
- Orla Mc Alinden
This innovative and student-friendly textbook provides up-to-date information on the core content of child nursing courses and helps students understand how it applies to practice. Covering all settings throughout, including the acute and community ones, it focuses on the importance of child and family centred care, by having them directly involved through the use of voices and case studies.
This book provides a comprehensive framework for student knowledge development by including:
- Activities and theory stop-points to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills.
- Pointers to further reading resources, including journal articles and videos for students to explore and build knowledge more independently.
- A range of online resources including extra scenarios for lecturers to use in their teaching and MCQs for students to revise.
Essential reading for undergraduate nursing students specialising or wanting to specialise in children and young people nursing.
Fantastic evidence-base on the mechanisms of child biology, physiology, assessing children, and all the different childhood illness. They talk about community care, law, policy, and there’s also a section about caring for children with complex or high-needs, or critically ill children.
(Full video review can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wc3cN1fYPg)
The book features multiple contributors from a variety of clinical, academic and leadership roles as well as viewpoints on many aspects of care from students, parents and most importantly, children. The book signposts the student to consider critical aspects of practice throughout such as ‘safeguarding stop points’, ‘what’s the evidence?’ boxes and links to critical thinking or reflection.
The book is aimed at second and third year children’s nursing students and keeps this audience firmly in focus with reference to a review panel of students. It would also be a good introductory resource for any qualified nurse newly caring for children and young people.
This book provides an introduction to paediatric nursing care. Its a useful resource that covers all of the essential information needed.
This is a very comprehensive text that covers all the key aspects of children and young adult nursing, and would be particularly useful for nursing students, across all fields of nursing, not just children's nursing.
Excellent resource for both nursing students and qualified nurses. Plenty of information presented in a very accessible format. Highly recommended
An excellent comprehensive text for pre reg nursing students. Easy to read and well written.
This is an excellent textbook, both for students studying children's nursing and for students studying other fields of nursing. It covers a wide range of issues, including the principles of nursing children and young people; child and infant development; caring for infants and children with acute care needs; caring for children and young people with complex and high dependency needs and the role of the professional children's nurse. The authors have also developed some useful online learning tools to supplement the textbook. A must read for every children's nurse.