Promoting Health in Children and Young People: The Role of the Nurse

Promoting Health in Children and Young People: The Role of the Nurse

Editor(s): Karen Moyse

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405158008

Online ISBN: 9781444322644

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322644

About this Book

Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people is a vital part of every child nurse's role. Promoting Health in Children and Young People provides practical guidance on everyday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health, skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It explores best practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance on promoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexual health, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses key health promotion messages, relevant government policy and health promotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday health promotion practice.

• Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertaking health promotion practice
• Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting good health in children and young people
• Discusses guidance from recent policy developments including the National Service Framework for Children
• Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting key points

Table of contents

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  1. Theme 1: Foundations of Health Promotion with Children/Young People

  2. Theme 2: Child Development

    1. Chapter 5

      Child Development (pages 43–57)

      Karen Moyse, Janet Savage, Alison Price, Carole Taylor and Mary Hill

  3. Theme 3: Everyday Health Issues for Children/Young People

    1. Chapter 7

      Preventing Childhood Obesity (pages 67–82)

      Ros Parkinson, Diane Jewkes, Vicky Grayson, Karen Moyse, Cheryl Sheard, Liz Whelan, Fenella Lindsell, Jackie Butler and Janet Savage

  4. Theme 4: Promoting Health in Minor Illness and Minor Injury

  5. Theme 5: Children/Young People in Hospital

  6. Theme 6: Promoting Health in Chronic Illness

  7. Theme 7: Medicines Management

  8. Theme 8: Pain Management

  9. Theme 9: Promoting Emotional Health

  10. Theme 10: Teenage Health Issues

    1. Chapter 36

      Preventing and Managing Substance Misuse (pages 337–345)

      P. C. John Graham, Janet Savage, Karen Moyse, Jimi Poyser and Donnamarie Donnelly

  11. Theme 11: Evaluating Health Promotion

  12. Theme 12: Health Promotion in Context

  13. Theme 13: National Perspectives

    1. Chapter 40

      National Perspectives (pages 379–397)

      Carolyn Neill, Kate McPake, Susan Anne Jones, Nicola Lewis and Karen Moyse

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