’This is a must for both the registered and student nurse. These needs to be kept on a shelf for all practitioners to use as guide at all times when caring for the child or young person.’
Title: Oxford Handbook of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing - second edition
Authors: Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing and Jim Richardson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Reviewer: Jane Brown, Quality Governance Manager Clinical Support, Worcestershire Acute NHS
What was it like?
This is an excellent reference book for paediatric and young persons enabling the nurse/practitioner to have evidenced based guide to hand. This is an easy to read concise handbook. The chapters are well set out and at the end of each topic there is a section for further reading. Every time I went to look for a relevant subject it was there and covered well. The attention to detail shows just how much work has gone into the first and second editions. Indexed and referenced well.
What were the highlights?
Includes significant changes in safeguarding to ensure the reader is up to date with current legislation. The chapter in relation to neonatal care has now been expanded to include information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care.
Strengths & weaknesses:
This handbook is designed to be picked up by the nurse/practitioner to find the information easily and quickly. This provides up to date well researched material in this small handy textbook. One of the greatest strengths is the fact that this is written by nurses for nurses specifically. This second edition acknowledges that children’s and young peoples nursing is continually developing and that this second edition has been updated by expert clinical nurses.
Who should read it?
This is a must for both the registered and student nurse. These needs to be kept on a shelf for all practitioners to use as guide at all times when caring for the child or young person.
oxford handbook of childrens and young peoples nursing