Chapter 4. A Holistic Approach to Meeting Physical, Social and Psychological Needs

  1. Fay Valentine RGN, RSCN, MA, PGDip. HSSM, ENB9981 and
  2. Lesley Lowes RGN, RSCN, PGCHPE, DPSN, M.Sc., Ph.D.2
  1. Beverly Hodges and
  2. Julia Tod

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch4

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

How to Cite

Hodges, B. and Tod, J. (2008) A Holistic Approach to Meeting Physical, Social and Psychological Needs, in Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (eds F. Valentine and L. Lowes), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Children and Young People's Directorate, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Research Fellow/Practitioner, Nursing, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

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Keywords:

  • psychological needs;
  • chronic health;
  • allergic response;
  • child psychology;
  • physical symptoms

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aim of the chapter

  • Intended learning outcomes

  • Prevalence of eczema

  • Nursing considerations

  • Treatment of eczema with emollients

  • Effects of the itch scratch cycle

  • Family stress and coping

  • Assessment and immediate intervention

  • Current care management plan

  • Pain assessment

  • Play and distraction

  • Bullying

  • Spirituality

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

  • Health promotion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgement

  • Useful websites

  • Recommended reading

  • References