Providing Support at Home for Children and Young People who have Complex Health Needs

Providing Support at Home for Children and Young People who have Complex Health Needs

Author: Jaquelina Hewitt-Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470753773

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Providing Support at Home for Children and Young People who have Complex Health Needs discusses elements of providing support in the home, which influence the quality of provision. This includes: the rationale for providing support at home, the child being central to the provision of support, taking into account the needs of the whole family, working closely with parents, working in the family home, choices and rights, supporting adolescents, team working, ethical issues, political and organisational issues. Case studies are used to illustrate the points raised.

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

Author: Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427312

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'Aimed at students and practitioners involved in supporting such children, and designed to give them an insight into what it means to raise a child with such multiple needs.' - Current Awareness Service 'This book draws on the experiences of a number of families to provide a valuable and deeply moving insight into what it means to raise a child with complex needs. It highlights both the joys and the challenges that families face. In doing so it raises important issues about how services in the UK are currently responding to children with complex needs and their families as well as pervasive disablist attitudes within society. This book will provide students and practitioners from a range of disciplines with a valuable window into families' lives and challenge them to reflect on how they are supporting them.' - Sue Kirk, University of Manchester, UK. Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs. The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition. The book includes case studies to illustrate the experiences of children, parents, siblings and extended families, as well as professionals in health and social care. These personal accounts discuss both the challenges and the rewards associated with looking after a child with complex needs. The author also provides an overview of the support which is available in healthcare and education systems and makes recommendations for the future. Anyone who is responsible for supporting children with complex and continuing health needs will benefit from reading this book.

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Author: Fay Valentine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470691397

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Children and young people suffering from long-term conditions require continuing support and nursing care throughout their lives. Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness explores chronic disease management in the context of recent developments, including the National Service Framework for Children. It addresses the aetiology of chronic illness and the impact on the child’s family. It also explores holistic approaches to caring for their social, physical and psychological needs, and highlights the importance of the nurse’s role in promoting children and their parents as ‘expert patients’. Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for nursing students and practitioners on the context, theory and practice of assessing health needs, and the delivery of holistic care and services within a variety of care settings, to enable them to meet the changing needs of children and young people with chronic illnesses and diseases, and their families. The first nursing-specific text related to the care of children & young people with chronic illness Incorporates case studies & scenarios throughout to enable readers to gain an understanding of the application of concepts & theories in practice Covers care aspects of the child and young person in different settings including tertiary, secondary, primary health care and the home Written in the context of the NSF for Children

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long-Term Conditions

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long-Term Conditions

Author: Mandy Brimble

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119653110

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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The second edition of Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long Term Conditions remains the only nursing-specific text on the care of paediatric patients with chronic illness. Written to meet the needs of nursing students and professionals alike, this comprehensive volume provides authoritative and up-to-date information on the context, theory, and practice of delivering holistic care to children and families in a range of health and social care settings. Contributions from a team of experienced academics, educators, and practitioners offer valuable insight into the impact of chronic illness on children and parents, the practical implications of meeting their physical, psychological, and social needs, empowering them to be 'experts' in their care, and many more vital aspects of long-term paediatric care. This edition features new and revised content reflecting contemporary guidelines and evidence-based practice, including updated clinical case studies and a new chapter examining the impact of having a sibling with a long-term condition. Emphasising a multi-disciplinary approach to managing chronic illness, this important resource: Provides numerous case studies and activities illustrating the application of theoretical principles and current evidence in nursing practice Investigates the genetic basis of chronic illness and the differing onsets of long-term conditions Discusses current political, economic, and social policies that are influencing healthcare for children and bringing challenges to managers and practitioners Examines both classic and contemporary theories of grief, loss, coping, and adaptation Explores ethical, legal, and professional aspects of nursing children and young people with chronic illness Addresses evolving nursing roles, the importance of acute emergency care, and the planning and delivery of effective transition from child to adult services Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long Term Conditions is required reading for student and registered children's nurses, as well as for practitioners in related health and social care disciplines.

Children's and Young People's Nursing in Practice

Children's and Young People's Nursing in Practice

Author: Valerie Coleman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230209848

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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This innovative textbook uses a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to cover content that is most common to child branch nursing courses. The evidence-based PBL 'triggers' are grounded in the reality of everyday contemporary nursing practice, and readers are engaged in an active learning process in order to develop key skills for clinical practice and life long learning. The book features individual chapters focusing on the different care environments that student nurses experience when caring for children, young people and families within health and social care. It is not necessary for readers to be undertaking a PBL structured course in order to use, and benefit from, this text.

Promoting Health in Children and Young People

Promoting Health in Children and Young People

Author: Karen Moyse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444322656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people isa vital part of every child nurse’s role. Promoting Healthin Children and Young People provides practical guidance oneveryday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health,skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It exploresbest practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such asasthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance onpromoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexualhealth, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses keyhealth promotion messages, relevant government policy and healthpromotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with theskills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday healthpromotion practice. • Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertakinghealth promotion practice • Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting goodhealth in children and young people • Discusses guidance from recent policy developmentsincluding the National Service Framework for Children • Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting keypoints

Children's High Dependency Nursing

Children's High Dependency Nursing

Author: Andrea Cockett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470517161

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Children may require high dependency care for a variety of reasons, and this care is delivered ideally in a designated high dependency unit. However, sometimes this care is delivered in the general paediatric ward or even an adult ward as a temporary measure. "Children's High Dependency Nursing" is an invaluable resource for nurses who are delivering high dependency care to children as it provides them with the knowledge required to deliver effective and high quality high dependency care. "Children's High Dependency Nursing" explores all the key areas required for effective nursing care, including what high dependency care is and how and where it should be delivered, clinical examination skills and the various clinical or body systems requiring support, mental health and intellectual impairment and caring for families when a child dies. With practical features such as learning outcomes, case studies and activities throughout its contents, this book is an indispensable guide for postregistration children's nurses who provide high dependency care, and children's nurses who are starting their careers in intensive care. The book will also be of use to adult nurses who are working with children in A&E and intensive care environments.

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People

Author: Rita Pfund

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315346649

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Advances in medical science and technology are saving the lives of more children worldwide than ever. Some survive and live out a normal life expectancy, others have a life-limiting/life-threatening diagnosis where death may come early, and still others will live on well past projected life trajectories into adulthood. With so many different care pathways, children, parents and communities often find themselves facing challenges for which neither they nor their healthcare systems are prepared. This book opens a global discussion of these issues. Extending Rita Pfund's text Palliative Care Nursing of Children and Young People, it invites paediatric palliative care professionals, parents and children from around the globe to share their knowledge and experience. This book is of vital interest to palliative care professionals, parents, policy makers and academics. It is an important move towards ensuring that all children and their families, regardless of geographical location, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic class have equal and guaranteed access to comprehensive paediatric palliative care services.

International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development

International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development

Author: Andrew L. Cherry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319407432

Category: Medical

Page: 537

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This comprehensive reference uses an ecological perspective to sort out the complex mix of biological, psychological, social, and other factors influencing adolescent health as well as shaping professional responses to the needs of adolescents. Describing critical concerns at the global level and innovative strategies from selected countries, the book urges readers to develop and support practices and policies to enhance optimal youth development. Expert coverage centers on key areas: the global state of adolescent health and development, adolescent health issues and public health answers, making health systems more responsive to youth, and improving school health services. And bedrock themes such as social determinants of health, young people’s right to health care, and health and gender disparities are discussed throughout these chapters. Included among the topics: • The epidemiology of adolescent health • Adolescent sexual health and sexuality education • Restorative justice and the mental wellbeing of adolescents • Critical issues in adolescent nutrition: needs and recommendations • Towards an adolescent competent workforce • Pairing children with health services: the changing role of school health services in the 21st century The International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development is essential to medical schools, public schools, and college libraries; teaching faculty; graduate and post-graduate students in public health, medicine, social work, other behavioral sciences and health disciplines (e.g., nursing, allied heath); as well as practitioners interested in better orienting their services to the health needs of adolescents.

Support and aspiration

Support and aspiration

Author: Great Britain: Department for Education

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101802722

Category: Education

Page: 136

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This report unveils proposals for the biggest programme of reform in the education and health support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in 30 years. The Government wants to fundamentally reform the SEN system to address problems including: parents having to battle to get the support their child needs; SEN statements not joining up education, health and care support; children falling between the gaps in services or having to undergo multiple assessments; multiple layers of paperwork and bureaucracy adding delays to getting support, therapy and vital equipment; confusing and adversarial assessment process, with the perceived conflict of interest where the local authority must provide SEN support as well as assess children's needs; too many children are being over-identified as SEN, preventing them from achieving their potential because teachers have lower expectations of them. The Government proposes to: include parents in the assessment process and introduce a legal right, by 2014, to give them control of funding for the support their child needs; replace statements with a single assessment process and a combined education, health and care plan so that health and social services is included in the package of support; ensure assessment and plans run from birth to 25 years old; replace the existing complicated School Action and School Action Plus system with a simpler new school-based category to help teachers focus on raising attainment; overhaul teacher training and professional development; inject greater independence from local authorities in assessments; give parents a greater choice of school and the power to set up special free schools

Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People

Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People

Author: Chris Thurston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317818991

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People is the definitive guide for all nursing and healthcare students and professionals caring for children and young people. Designed to meet the 2010 NMC competency standards for pre-registration nurses, the textbook supports you through the process of caring for children and young people with varied needs and conditions across all healthcare settings. A practical, patient-centred approach is taken throughout, with the ‘voices’ of children, their families and their carers used to tie theoretical knowledge to the real experience of providing care. The inclusion of the latest research and health and social care policies ensures that you are fully in line with the latest clinical practice, whilst the book’s activities and exercises allow you to regularly check your understanding and develop confidence during your journey from student to nursing professional. Main features: Course-Focused Approach – pedagogy and content designed specifically for all three years of the child nursing degree programme. Contemporary Content – research note features and policy integrated throughout to give you instant access to the latest evidence-based practice. Illustrated Throughout – this highly accessible text regularly uses pictures and diagrams to highlight key issues. Voices – include authentic experiences of children, young people, parents, carers and professionals to help develop a patient-focused attitude to care. Pertinent A&P – includes coverage of all relevant anatomy and physiology for child and young person nursing courses. Practice Guidelines – provide practical guidance on everyday procedures for your quick reference. Activities and Answers – allow you to check your knowledge and build confidence. Specialist Authors – each chapter is written by leading experts in each area. Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People is the ideal main textbook for all undergraduate child and young person nursing students, as well as professionals wanting to ensure they are using the latest practice. This text is also relevant to any student or professional involved in the health and social care of children and young adults.

Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents

Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents

Author: Tim McDougall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317933922

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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A need for comprehensive services for young people requiring more intensive mental health services has been identified and this book explores what works in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) at this level. Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents looks at intensive outpatient and community services; assertive outreach teams; inpatient residential and secure provision; and other highly specialised assessment, consultation and intervention services. Based on the best available evidence, each chapter provides key points, research summaries and an overview of available treatments. It outlines emerging good practice guidance, service models, assessment, and training and workforce development requirements. This accessible text is essential reading for commissioners and professionals – including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and teachers – working in specialist CAMHS services, as well as all those studying for qualifications in child and adolescent mental health.