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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.

Integrative Review of Assessment Models for Examining Children's and Families' Responses to Chronic Illness
Integrative review of assessment models for examining children's and families' responses to chronic illness
Joan K.Austin and Sharon L.Sims

In recent decades, the number of chronically ill children has increased (Gortmaker, 1985). Many nurse researchers have been studying these children and their families with the goals of improving their nursing care and enhancing quality of life. To advance the science in this area, it is essential that these nurse researchers use the best assessment models and instruments available. This chapter reviews the nursing research literature related to children's and families' responses to chronic childhood illness. Our purposes are to (a) describe the major child and family domains assessed, (b) evaluate the status of ...

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