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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.

Meeting the Challenges of Chronic Illness for Children and Families: Research Implications and Future Directions
Meeting the challenges of chronic illness for children and families: Research implications and future directions
Kathleen A.Knafl

The experience of chronic illness presents families and their individual members with multiple challenges that change over time in their nature and intensity. Making sense of the illness in terms of its meaning for the person's life, mastering treatment regimens, adapting the family routine and budget to the demands of the illness, creating a “normal” life for the child and family in spite of the illness, and negotiating with health care and school professionals are challenges typically cited in the literature. At the same time, the challenges presented by chronic illness for nurses are distinctly ...

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