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Paediatric Nursing in Australia


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1. Australia's children and young people Donna Waters; 2. Child rights and child protection in Australia Jennifer Fraser and Helen Stasa; 3. Family and community Elizabeth Forster and Ibi Patane; 4.Psychosocial development and response to illness Jennifer Fraser and Robyn Rosina; 5. Research in the paediatric setting Donna Waters; 6. Recognising and responding to the sick child Elizabeth Forster and Loretta Scaini; 7. Mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence Jennifer Fraser, Lindsay Smith and Julia Taylor; 8. Evidence-based nursing assessments and interventions: the acutely ill child Nicola Brown and Robyn Galway; 9. Evidence-based nursing assessments and interventions: the acutely ill young person Nicola Brown and Nerralie Shaw; 10. Evidence-based nursing assessments and interventions: the child and young person with a chronic illness Donna Waters and Helen Stasa; 11. Evidence-based care of children with complex medical needs Nicola Brown; 12. End-of-life palliative care in Australian paediatric care settings Elizabeth Forster.

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Paediatric Nursing in Australia: Principles for Practice, 2nd edition equips students to become informed partners in paediatric nursing.

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Jennifer Fraser is an Associate Professor of Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney. She has considerable research and clinical experience in child and family health, child health and development and paediatric nursing. Professor Donna Waters is Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) where she previously held the position of Associate Dean (Research). She is a registered nurse with over 25 years' experience in nursing education, research, teaching and the management of nursing, medical and health services research. Following specialist training in paediatrics, Professor Waters commenced a 10-year research career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (now the Children's Hospital at Westmead) before going on to manage an independent nursing and health services research organisation. Dr Elizabeth Forster is a Senior Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate general and paediatric nursing and post graduate paediatrics and child health. Her clinical interests and experience includes acute paediatrics and PICU. She has co-edited an Australian Paediatric Skills text with Jennifer Fraser. Her research interests include paediatric end of life care, developing student nurses' bereavement support skills and paediatric pain. Nicola Brown (RN, MN (Hons), Ph.D. candidate) is the Nurse Manager, Professional Practice and Innovation Centre at Tresillian Family Care Centres in New South Wales. She has extensive experience in children's nursing in health care and the higher education sector.

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