- Subject index
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 9: Historical Overview of Responses of Children and Their Families to Chronic Illness
Historical Overview of Responses of Children and Their Families to Chronic Illness
The mother, torn with anxiety, without the special knowledge which the nurse has, steps aside and into her place …giving that affection which the child needs but without that emotional tension which might make her unwise…. Possibly the methods used by his parents have hardly deserved the name of method, so inconsistent have they been. She may find that she has to deal with a child who has constantly been deceived by false statements …for she [the nurse] must counteract methods to which the child has been subjected, methods which according to her training are founded on reason and understanding.