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Child Health Nursing : Partnering with Children and Families - With CD - 06 edition

Child Health Nursing : Partnering with Children and Families - With CD (ISBN10: 0131133209; ISBN13: 9780131133204)
ISBN13: 978-0131133204
ISBN10: 0131133209

Summary: For use in pediatric nursing courses.

Partnership! That's the foundation for this brand new, must-have, comprehensive and student-friendly pediatric nursing text. Child-Health Nursing: Partnering with Children and Families reflects the core value of family-centered care. Recognizing the family as the central influence in each child's life and respect for families of all cultures, makes this text a first in its class!

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  • Chapter opening stories and photos provide engaging, real-life scenarios. Expressed through a child's quote and drawing, the opening story sets the stage, and using the questions embedded in each scenario increases students' understanding of the chapter. (p270-271, ch25)
  • Photostories brings information and concepts alive so students develop a deeper understanding about the effect of a specific condition on the child and family. (pg. 332-333, ch25)
  • As They Grow provide a clear visual representation of how children differ from adults anatomically and physiologically. (p272, ch 25)
  • Critical Thinking is encouraged throughout and questions can even be found in the captions of most art and illustrations throughout. Highlighted in blue, these encourage students to apply critical thinking skills to particular situations. (p272, ch 25)
  • Pathophysiology Illustrated allows students to see into the body so students can visualize the causes and effects of various conditions in children. (p275, ch25)
  • An entire unit has been dedicated to health promotion and maintenance teaching students how to look at the chronically ill child as any other child, with health maintenance needs for prevention, education and basic care. A tear-out poster is also included to further enhance student comprehension. (p42, ch25)
  • Partnering with Children and Families is the underlying theme of this innovative text. A feature dedicated specifically to this subject, teaches empowerment of the family in the role of care as well as the concepts of family-centered care and the importance of the nurse in that client education. (p285, ch25)
  • MediaLinks encourage students to utilize and reference additional features on the student CD-ROM and Companion Website. These resources include animations, videos, and activities as well as other resources. (p271, ch 25)
  • Critical Thinking in Action appear at the end of each chapter and revisits the chapter opening story. Students are encouraged to apply what they've learned from the chapter and respond to these discussion questions. (p337-338 ch 25)
  • Evidence Based Practice is a must in nursing education today. Throughout students will notice boxes relating research evidence to specific nursing issues. Accompanying critical thinking questions ask students to consider how they would apply the evidence to each scenario. (p323, ch 25)
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes teach students to consider how these therapies may be used to maintain health or treat diseases and the importance of gathering information from families on these treatments to consider when planning care. (p323, ch25)
  • Developing Cultural Competence boxes challenge students to explore differences among racial, ethnic and social groups in planning nursing care. (p46, ch8)
  • Clinical Manifestations link etiology, manifestations and therapy for specific conditions. (p34, ch25)
  • Medications boxes list those used to treat certain conditions, present actions and indications, and list the important nursing implications. (p283, ch25)
  • Clinical Tips are ''pearls of wisdom'' from experienced nursing experts. (p71, ch8)
  • Practice Alerts warn students of safety precautions and other things to consider for providing safe care. (p.74, ch 8)
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 06/07/2005
International: No

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