Explorations in Family Nursing examines a systemic approach to care which can be applied both in hospital and community settings. Working collaboratively with the family, the nurse is able to strengthen the level of care available to the patient and promote the health and well-being of the whole family.
The book examines the theory underpinning family nursing and establishes the principles, including how to make assessments, plan interventions and evaluate progress. A team of experienced contributors demonstrate how widely family nursing strategies can be applied in practice and cover issues including:
* children with chronic and terminal illnesses
* children with learning disabilities
* frail elderly people
* patients in intensive care
Suitable for practitioners and for students from Diploma to post-graduate level , Explorations in Family Nursing makes a timely and relevant contribution to the development of nursing practice.
Dorothy A Whyte is Senior Lecturer in Nursing Studies at Edinburgh University.
'This is a well-written and referenced text, reasonably priced with much to offer pre-registration students.' - Nursing Times
'Both practitioners and students will find this a useful and interesting text as it offers the reader opportunities to reflect on their own practice and their contribution to the health and well-being of families.' - Journal of Nursing Management
' ... an excellent text, easily read, and it demonstrates with clarity and practicality the theory and its application for the next stage in the evolution of nursing care.' - Community Practitioner Vol 72:2 February 1999