Caring for Children and Families (Wiley Series in Nursing) by Ian Peate, Lisa Whiting

By Ian Peate, Lisa Whiting

This article is going to support scholars comprehend primary facets of scientific perform which will offer secure and potent care to young ones and their households in quite a few events. while in scientific perform, scholars might locate themselves being supervised from a distance, and as such, this article is going to support the coed once they locate themselves in various settings to aid their integration of conception and perform. The reader will boost their paediatric being concerned talents with a legitimate wisdom base, to be able to underpin the secure and potent supply of care.* hassle-free writing variety* Contributions from specialist paediatric educational employees and expert clinicians* one of many few books that take care of medical perform particularly regarding, and addressing the wishes of kids in a person pleasant demeanour.

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The DfES (2005) details two key requirements when carers need to communicate and engage with children and their families. First of all, it says that in order to build a rapport with children, young people and their families it is essential to demonstrate understanding, respect and honesty – while the second requirement is continuity in relationships. Both of these help to promote engagement and communication. So how do children communicate? Like adults, they communicate in a variety of ways, but unlike adults these different ways are not extras, but rather are essentials.

These isolated simple activities are quickly followed by simple sequenced events, such as pretending to feed their dolls or having pretend tea parties. This again shadows their language development, in that they start to link words rather than using just one word. Throughout this time when the child is a toddler and exploring her or his environment, symbolic development is occurring gradually. , 2003). In this context, a symbol is something that ‘stands for something else, such as a toy cup or a picture of a cup which can represent the concept of a cup’ (Buckley, 2003, pp.

Minimum explanation of the sick child’s illness: If siblings are not kept informed about the sick child, they may draw incorrect conclusions – this can lead to nightmares and disruptive behaviour if, for example, they believe that the child’s condition is more serious than it actually is. • Perceived changes in parenting: Parents may be preoccupied with their child’s illness, causing alteration in their mood – siblings may think that they are to blame for this. 2 Areas of concern identified by parents of hospitalised children (adapted from Teare and Smith, 2004) • • • • • listening to parents the stress of staying with a child in hospital feeling safe waiting parents as partners in care is probably not the case, it is important that the family is provided with the necessary guidance, support and education to enable them to participate in the care of their sick child in a confident and competent manner.

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