The first edition of this authoritative textbook has become the key text for a wide audience of providers and facilitators of care and treatment through childhood. It is essential reading for child health professionals and is still the only text in this important area. 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.This edition provides invaluable knowledge for all professionals and students involved with Community Children's Nurses wherever sick children and their families receive care or treatment, including health visitors, school nurses, district nurses, social workers, acute bases nurses, mental health nurses, learning disability nurses, GPs, commissioners and managers of services, paediatricians, children's hospices, independent providers and the voluntary sector.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, UKNew chapters have been added on the topics of: Developing a national strategy and corporate identity for Community Children's NursingDelivering and funding care for children with complex needsStrategic planning and commissioning of servicesBenchmarkingTransitional care The following chapters have been rewritten and expanded: Young carersComplementary therapiesPartnerships with the voluntary sectorHealth promotionInformation management The role of the Community Children's Nurse Manager is also explored in depth.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 785 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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