Child and Family Health Nursing in Australia and New Zealand provides a complete learning experience fornursing and midwifery students. Comprehensively reviewed in Australia and New Zealand, it introduces students to wellness and illness in child and family health as family-centred events within a nursing process framework, in a clear, reader-friendly style. It is based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects clients as individuals, while also viewing them as part of families and communities.
- Comprehensive discussion of all facets of child and family health nursing
- A sensitive, holistic outlook on nursing practice
- A primary healthcare model that promotes wellness with individuals, families and communities
- A strong focus on communication, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and critical thinking
- An emphasis on individualised, person-centred care, the perception of pregnancy and childbirth as periodsof wellness, the importance of meeting the needs of a culturally diverse population and the value of apartnership between nurses and clients in the management of health and illness
- Follows the family from the pregnancy period through labour, delivery and the postpartal period and thenfollows the child from birth through to adolescence
- Designed for undergraduate students, as well as for practising nurses who are expanding their knowledge