Chapter 1. Introduction to the Family

  1. Peter S. Vickers Cert.Ed., Dip C.D., SRN, RSCN, BA, PhD, FHEA Visiting Fellow in Child Health and Immunology

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch1

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

How to Cite

Vickers, P. S. (2008) Introduction to the Family, in Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319864

Online ISBN: 9780470745571

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Keywords:

  • Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID);
  • family-centred care - model of care in paediatric nursing;
  • importance of family in SCID;
  • family and relationships within family;
  • family-centred care for children within health services;
  • family-centred care and child coping with transition to hospital care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Is a Family?

  • The Structure of the Family

  • The Importance of the Family

  • Family-Centred Care for Children in Hospital

  • Conclusion