Caring for Children and Families by Ian Peate, Lisa Whiting

By Ian Peate, Lisa Whiting

This article is going to aid scholars comprehend primary elements of medical perform for you to offer secure and potent care to young ones and their households in quite a few occasions. whilst in scientific perform, scholars might locate themselves being supervised from a distance, and as such, this article is going to aid the scholar once they locate themselves in a number of settings to aid their integration of idea and perform. The reader will boost their paediatric being concerned abilities with a valid wisdom base, so one can underpin the secure and potent supply of care. * undemanding writing type * Contributions from specialist paediatric educational employees and expert clinicians * one of many few books that take care of medical perform particularly regarding, and addressing the wishes of kids in a person pleasant demeanour.

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Children are the future of our society and deserve the best possible care – enjoy providing it! REFERENCES Bernardes J (1997) Family studies: An introduction. London: Routledge. Carling A (2002) Family policy, social theory and the state. In: Carling A, Duncan S and Edwards R (eds) Analysing Families: Morality and rationality in policy and practice. London: Routledge. 22 CARING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Carney T, Murphy S, McClure J, Bishop E, Kerr C, Parker J et al. (2003) Children’s views of hospitalisation: An exploratory study of data collection.

It is then up to the carer, whether they be a family member or professional, to identify the clues that come from the child’s play. By the time children are 4 years of age, they are able to: • understand sentences with up to six separate pieces of information; • follow and participate in many different conversations; • understand lengthy instructions, such as may be given in the nursery classroom (Buckley, 2003); • understand basic grammatical structures (Tager-Flusberg, 1989, cited in Buckley, 2003).

As a result, it is imperative that the care offered to children and their families is not only individually planned but also considers cultural needs. Giger and Davidhizar offer a clear and detailed definition of culture: [Culture is a] behavioural response that develops over time as a result of imprinting the mind through social and religious structures and intellectual and artistic manifestations. (Giger and Davidhizar, 1995, p. 3) This definition is not to be confused with other relating concepts, such as race, which refers to the particular physical characteristics of a group of people (Giger 20 CARING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES and Davidhizar, 1999) or ethnicity which relates to the ‘cultural practices and attitudes that characterise a given group of people’ (Watt and Norton, 2004, p.

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