Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Editor(s): Fay Valentine, Lesley Lowes

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103

About this Book

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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