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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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405144025
ISBN-10: 1405144025
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 173mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fay Valentine

Fay Valentine is Director of the Children and Young People's Directorate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University. She has a long history of working with children and young people with chronic illness. Her specialist interests are leadership, adolescence and chronic illness. She is the Welsh representative on the RCN Children and Young People's Advisory Panel, a member of the all-Wales Senior Children's Nursing Forum and committee member for the Welsh Nursing and Midwifery Council. Lesley Lowes is a Research Fellow/Practitioner at the Research, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, whose research interests include childhood chronic illness (diabetes in particular), theories of loss, grief, adaptation and change, and the involvement of service users in health and social care research. She has an extensive clinical and academic publication portfolio, particularly in the field of paediatric diabetes. In addition to her academic work, she has a 50% clinical remit as a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.