Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities

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Margaret Barnes, Jennifer Rowe
Elsevier Australia, 2008 - Medical - 242 pages
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This title aims to: situate child and family health and nursing within the environmental, social, economic, and political contexts; Acknowledge diversity and difference as they influence child and family health and health care; critically analyse contemporary approaches to child and family health promotion; provide a practice development framework for improving effectiveness in child, youth and family nursing; and provide evaluative tools for assessing health-promoting programs. It is structured in sections and takes a critical inquiry approach to encourage and facilitate analysis and critique of policy, practice and evidence. It is client-focused, change-focused and works from practice outward to consider education, service planning, leadership and strategy as they affect practice.

  • Case studies, exemplars and clinical vignettes are used to demonstrate application of theoretical concepts to practice, and to engage students and teachers.
  • Interviews with practitioners are included as well as 'practice highlights' and 'critical question and reflection' boxes to reflect the multidisciplinary collaborative nature of child, youth, family, and work.
  • Chapter Conclusions are followed by Key Points for reinforcement.
  • Useful Online Resources and comprehensive References are provided.
 

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Contents

Developing programs for the child young person and family
19
Indigenous health in Australia
39
advocacy ethics and legal issues
59
Communication and therapeutic relationships
74
health and wellbeing for the woman and family
93
Infants and their families
110
health promotion and acute illness episodes
129
The young person
150
Promoting mental health
166
Loss and grief
189
Children with chronic health problems and their families
206
Index
231
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