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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.

Chapter 1: Historical Overview of Health Promotion for Children and Families in Late 19th- and 20th-Century America

Historical Overview of Health Promotion for Children and Families in Late 19th- and 20th-Century America
Historical overview of health promotion for children and families in late 19th- and 20th-century America
BarbaraBrodie

The management of infancy and childhood has an immense influence upon the health, vigor, and continuance of life; and the concurrent testimony of all intelligent men, who have examined the subject, is, that a great portion of debility, disease, premature deaths … is attributable to ignorance of physical laws and inattention to the physical wants, in the early years—the formative periods of life.

—Lemuel Shattuck, founder of America's sanitary movement (1850/1976, p. 102)

Child and family health promotion involves a social movement to preserve, protect, and nourish the lives of American children. The movement found its historical origins ...

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