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Whaley and Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

Whaley and Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

ISBN 9780323001502
Edition 6 Revised edition
Publisher Mosby
Author(s)
Overview
Paediatric nursing's foremost text, Whaley & Wong's Nursing Care of Infants And Children, retains in its sixth edition the qualities that have contributed to its great success. As always, readers can count on Nursing Care of Infants And Children to be highly accurate, thoroughly updated, comprehensive, and remarkably readable. The current organization and many of the popular features are retained in this sixth edition, and new features have been added to broaden its focus in the areas of community care, cultural awareness, and family-centered care. The sixth edition features five new co-authors that were carefully selected because of their knowledge of pediatric nursing, their commitment to excellence, their competence, and their desire to work diligently to help ensure the excellent reputation of this textbook. Donna Wong remains as the main author of the text, reviewing the entire manuscript to ensure the quality, currency, and readability of past editions. Features: * Design features full-color illustrations and page layout to enhance text. * Test focuses on the family throughout by emphasizing the role and influence of the family in health and illness. * Content emphasizes "wellness," with complete information concerning health promotion and injury prevention relevant to specific age groups. * Disorder sections provide a detailed presentation of pathophysiology to foster a clear understanding of the impact of disease on normal physiologic functions. * Format uses the nursing process to present nursing care for major diseases and disorders. * Content integrates play, safety, language, self-esteem, nutrition, dental health, sleep, exercise, sexuality and other aspects of wellness and health into the appropriate age chapters to provide a holistic view of the child and family. * Guidelines boxes throughout text provide students with step-by-step instructions on performing specific skills or procedures. * Emergency Treatment boxes provide quick reference in critical situations. * Nursing Care Plans incorporate patient- and family-centered goals and include rationales for nursing interventions. * Cultural Awareness boxes highlight ways in which variations in beliefs and practices affect child care. * Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse. * Family Home Care boxes highlight important information to better prepare families to cope with their child's care in special situations. * Nursing Alerts and Nursing Tips are highlighted throughout the text to provide reader with either critical information (Alerts) or helpful hints (Tips). * Chapter Outlines and Related Topics in each chapter guide students easily to specific related content areas throughout the book. * Key Points at the end of each chapter help students review and learn important concepts. * Up-to-date references and bibliography (general and topical) highlight research and help students focus their review of important content. New to this edition: * Critical Thinking Exercises reformatted to challenge self-evaluation in thinking critically about clinical judgments and provide students with opportunities to apply knowledge to specific situations using their analytical skills. * Emphasis on community issues is highlighted with the addition of Community Focus boxes throughout text to provide additional resources and guidance on caring for children outside the clinical setting. * Research and Practice...Thinking Critically boxes throughout the text focus students' attention on application of both research and critical thought processes to the nursing care of children. * MANY more color illustrations added throughout to visually enhance the text's appeal and clarify information for the students. * Phone numbers, fax numbers, and Internet sites added as resources for students and children and their families. * FREE CD-ROM packaged with every text!! CD-ROM features critical thinking questions, case studies, assessment tools, and more!

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