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

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103

Author Biography


About the Author

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.

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