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
* adolescents
* 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.

chapter 1|26 pages

Family nursing: a systemic approach to nursing work with families

ByDorothy A. Whyte

chapter 2|12 pages

The family: images, definitions and development

BySarah E. Baggaley

chapter 3|15 pages

Coping with transitions: crisis and loss

ByDorothy A. Whyte

chapter 4|28 pages

Chronic illness in childhood

ByDorothy A. Whyte, Sarah E. Baggaley, Christine Rutter

chapter 5|19 pages

The terminally ill child: supporting the family anticipating loss

ByHazel Mackenzie

chapter 6|17 pages

Family systems nursing: problems of adolescence

ByDuncan Tennant

chapter 8|20 pages

Family nursing in intensive care

ByYvonne Robb

chapter 9|16 pages

Intrafamilial sexual abuse: a family psychiatric nursing perspective

ByMichael Brennan, Eileen Dickson, Rose Kidd

chapter 10|13 pages

Vulnerable families: a challenge for health visiting

ByMay Wright, Dorothy A. Whyte

chapter 11|11 pages

Family nursing with elderly people

ByJean Donaldson

chapter 12|13 pages

Families in transition: a community nursing perspective

ByPaula McCormack

chapter 13|16 pages

Reflections on family nursing

ByDorothy A. Whyte