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Advances in contemporary child and family health care

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Edited by Philip Darbyshire and Debra Jackson

Published: 2005
ISBN: 978-0-9750436-3-9
Pages: vii+228


The range of topics this special issue demonstrates the diversity and currency of approaches to child and family health, including: chronic illness, disability, the role of fathers in providing care, and children's experiences of parents with a mental illness.

Within the family context, this volume considers violence, eating disorders, family support issues and immigration detention.

Within the community context, this volume considers issues such as emergency contraception, childhood obesity, the value of nurse-led clinics, health assessment of primary school children and the central role of women in building systems and health capacity for children, families and communities, narrowing the gap between urban and rural areas with respect to health opportunities and outcomes.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Contemporary issues in child and family health
— Sandra Speedy

Preface: Children, families and nursing: Spotlights, shadows and places in between
— Philip Darbyshire and Debra Jackson

Child Health

Guest Editorial: ‘We are just kids’: Children within health care relationships
— Annette Dickinson

‘Sometime they run away, that’s how scared they feel’: The paediatric hospitalisation experiences of indigenous families from remote areas of Australia
— Laura Tanner, Kendall Agius and Philip Darbyshire

‘I know my body, I’ve lived in it all my life’: Therapy, surgery and remediation experiences of young people with disabilities
— Gillian Bricher and Philip Darbyshire

Fathers struggling for relevance in the care of their terminally ill child
— Tom Laws

Development and evaluation of an intensive intervention program for children with a chronic health condition: A pilot study
— Debra Creedy, Dianne Collis, Tracey Ludlow, Shelli Cosgrove, Kym Houston, David Irvine, Jenny Fraser and Susan Moloney

Children of the 21st century: Slipping through the net
— Jane Williams and Colin Holmes

Addressing the needs of children of parents with a mental illness: Current approaches
— Kim Foster, Louise O’Brien and Margaret McAllister

Acknowledgement of Peer Reviewers

Family Health

Guest Editorial: ‘A last resort?’ Impacts of the Australian government’s immigrant detention policy breaching the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
— Linda Shields

Family violence: Walking the tight rope between maternal alienation and child safety
— Denise Wilson, Karen McBride-Henry and Annette Huntington

Raising families: Urban women’s experiences of requiring support
— Debra Jackson, Judy Mannix, Pat Faga and Donna Gillies

Managing family life while studying: Single mothers’ lived experience of being students in a nursing program
— Olayide Ogunsiji and Lesley Wilkes

Eating disorders: A qualitative analysis of the parents’ journey
— Barbara Beale, Rose McMaster and Sharon Hillege

Maternal and child health nurses: A vital link to the community for primiparae over the age of 35
— Mary Carolan

Child and Family Health in the Community

Guest Editorial: Child and family health nursing and early intervention
— Gay Edgecombe

Obesity in pre-school children: Issues and challenges for community based child health nurses
— Anne McKey and Annette Huntington

Emergency contraception: A qualitative study of young women’s experiences
— Helen Calabretto

Demonstrating outcomes in a nurse-led clinic: How primary health care nurses make a difference to children and their families
— Jill Clendon

Development of the school entrant health questionnaire for assessing primary school children aged 5-7
— Kay C Avant, Gay Edgecombe, Patrick Griffin and Karen Corneille

Volunteerism: ‘Community mothers’ in action
— Jill Downie, Kim Clark and Katy Clementson

Current state of knowledge on child-to-mother violence: A literature review
— Michel Stewart, Debra Jackson, Judy Mannix, Lesley Wilkes and Karin Lines

Epilogue: Using a strengths approach to understand resilience and build health capacity in families
— Debra Jackson and Philip Darbyshire

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