Children’s Commissioner for Wales recommends new textbook for children’s nurses
A new textbook on Children and Young People’s Nursing, published by Hodder Arnold Education, has been hailed by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales as a ‘must-read’.
Children and Young People’s Nursing: Principles for practice co-edited by Dr Ruth Davies and Alyson Davies of the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing children's nurses today, and will support student and registered nurses to identify best practice. The textbook also demonstrates how standards and high quality care can be ensured.
Each chapter of the book has been written by experts from across the UK and is underpinned by current policies and up-to-date research.
Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Mr Keith Towler, provided the foreword for the book. He said:
“I think this should be on the must-read list of not just undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students, but of all existing practitioners working with children and young people.”
With key points, reflective points, principles for practice boxes, case studies and illustrations to aid learning, the book aims to be an essential text for all children’s nursing students, as well as a useful reference for qualified nurses seeking to update their practice.
The book also includes information on the fundamental principles of contemporary children's nursing, such as family-centred care and safeguarding, as well as the need for a culturally sensitive and rights-based approach to care in a wide range of general and specialist children's care settings, including schools and the community.
Other contributors from the College of Human and Health Science include, Dr Dave Barton, Professor Gary Rolfe, Carwen Earles, Richard Griffith, Jill John, Julia Terry and Sally Williams. Susan Jones, School Nurse at the Abertawe Bro Margannwg University Health Board also contributed, alongside eminent children’s nursing colleagues from across the UK.