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Family Centred Care By Lynda Smith

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Family-centred care is a fundamental concept upon which nursing care for children is based. This text addresses both the theoretical and practical components, highlights its challenges and responsibilities and, through the use of case study examples, provides a framework for practice.

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Family Centred Care: Concept, Theory and Practice by Lynda Smith

"I cannot remember when I last read a nursing text and felt the same sense of relief: at last we have a resource which brings together the mass of concepts, theories and practice issues which are so fundamental to children's nursing. What is unique about this book is that it really does take the step of putting theories into practice. This book would make an excellent introduction for those wanting to increase their level of expertise in working with children and families at any stage in their careers." - extract from The Foreword by Anne Casey - Editor of Paediatric Nursing.

Family centred care is the cornerstone of Children's Nursing practice and this engaging and comprehensive text introduces both the theoretical and practical components of this important concept. The authors analyse current issues surrounding family centred care and provide readers with a unique Continuum for Practice that will enable them to implement the concept both in the community and in hospital based settings.

The text is clearly structured into the following three parts:
Part One provides a definition of family centred care and a Practice Continuum.
Part Two is an analysis of current perspectives, issues and challenges impinging on family centred care.
Part Three addresses the skills required to actually practice family centred care so that it can become a reality for children, families and nurses.

The underlying principles of family centred care are presented as frameworks grounded in the realities of day-to-day practice. In this way the reader is equipped with a toolkit that they can use to develop their expertise, at their own pace in their individual care environment. Family Centred Care will be essential reading for all student and qualified nurses working with children and their families in a variety of health care settings.

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About Lynda Smith


LYNDA SMITH, VALERIE COLEMAN and MAUREEN BRADSHAW are all Lecturers in Children's Nursing at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents


Foreword.- Preface.- PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY CENTRED CARE AND THE SYNTHESIS OF A PRACTICE CONTINUUM The Evolving Concept of Family Centred Care; V.Coleman.- Family Centred Care: A Practice Continuum; L.Smith, V.Coleman and M.Bradshaw.- PART TWO: FAMILY CENTRED CARE: CHALLENGES AND ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Implications and Challenges of Family Centred Care; M.Bradshaw.- Parenting in Society: A Critical Review; G.Mountain.- PART THREE: A TOOLKIT FOR PRACTICE: SKILLS AND GUIDELINES TO FACILITATE FAMILY CENTRED CARE Empowerment: Rhetoric, Reality and Skills; V.Coleman.- Negotiation of Care; L.Smith.- Learning to Practice Family Centred Care; S.Ford.- Professional and Legal Issues; L.Foxcroft.- Index.

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GOR002060427
Family Centred Care: Concept, Theory and Practice by Lynda Smith
Lynda Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2001-11-09
192
033392293X
9780333922934
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