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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 Acute Illness
Integrative review of assessment models for examining children's and families' responses to acute illness
JoAnne M.Youngblut

Acutely ill children have been the focus of a considerable amount of nursing research since the 1950s. Those earlier studies were generally designed to assess parents' and children's psychologic responses to the stress of acute illness and hospitalization. An increase in the number of pediatric nurses equipped with research skills and an interest in developing knowledge that could guide and inform nursing practice resulted in a broadening of the scope of the research to include assessment of children's physiologic responses to a stressor, acute illness and hospitalization. This chapter examines the research methods used to assess children's ...

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