Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199641482

Edward Alan Glasper; Gillian McEwing; Jim Richardson
832 Pages
101 x 181 mm
Pub date
Nov 2015
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
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Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is a concise and practical guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.


1. Fundamental aspects of children's and young people's nursing
2. Legal and professional issues
3. Administration of medicines in children's and young people's nursing
4. Skin problems and communicable diseases
5. Neurological problems
6. Respiratory problems
7. Cardiovascular problems
8. Gastrointestinal problems
9. Genito-urinary problems
10. Reproductive problems
11. Musculo-skeletal problems
12. Sensory problems
13. Haematology and immunity problems
14. Care of children and young people with cancer
15. Endocrine and metabolic disorders
16. Neonatal problems
17. Genetic and congenital problems
18. Mental health
19. Children and young people with chronic illness / disability
20. High dependency and intensive care

About the author: 

Edward Alan Glasper is a children's and young people's nurse with longstanding interests in healthcare for children. Lately, his interests have focused primarily on measuring how children's hospitals and units comply with policy recommendations pertinent to the care of sick children and their families. In this respect I he has an interest in designing policy audit tools aligned with contemporary government and professional body polices. Alan is the former consultant editor of The Journal of Children's and Young People's nursing .He was appointed as the Foundation Professor of Nursing at The University of Southampton in 1991. Alan writes extensively on the subject of children's nursing and has edited a range of contemporary text books and has published over 200 scholarly papers. Alan is curently the editor in chief of Issues In Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing.; Gillian McEwing has recently retired from her position as Lecturer in Child Nursing at the University of Plymouth, specialising in management and leadership in children's nursing, chronic illness and children's understanding of illness and communication.; Jim Richardson undertook postgraduate nurse education at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland in 1979. He went on to work in neurology, paediatric anaesthetics and paediatric surgery at the Oulu University Hospital in Finland for eight years. After obtaining a qualification in children's nursing at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Jim moved into a head nurse post at a paediatric medical unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Following this, he commenced his teaching career at the University of Wales' College of Medicine, where he delivered the four- year bachelor of (children's) Nursing degree for over nine years. During this period, Jim was also awarded a PhD degree, which was followed by fourteen years at the University of Glamorgan, where he managed the provision in children's nursing, child welfare, midwifery, learning disability nursing and diagnostic ultrasound. He is currently senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, Univeristy of London

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