Safeguarding Children and Young People
A Guide for Nurses and Midwives
AUTHOR: Powell, Catherine
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education
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"This text will be particularly useful... as a source of reference for all practitioners. It is logical, organised, comprehensive and accessible. If students wish to purchase one book - this would be a sound choice."
Jan Nelmes, University of Brighton, UK
"I consider this a valuable book for all practitioners. While the author makes clear her intended audience, I think that a book of this quality would benefit a broader readership.
Community Practitioner Magazine"
While many nurses and midwives are in an ideal position to prevent, identify and respond to child maltreatment, they may not currently have a clear understanding of the theory, policy and practice of safeguarding children. This book, which has been written specifically for a nursing and midwifery audience, provides an accessible text that outlines and explores professional roles and responsibilities in the context of inter-agency working.
Importantly, it has chapters on: Child neglect Fabricated or induced illness Child death and child maltreatment Safeguarding vulnerable children This groundbreaking book provides a much needed education, research, practice and evidence-based evaluation. The book also: Includes case examples and points for reflection Provides an analysis of children's rights and child protection Enables readers to understand and apply theory and policy to practice Outlines the roles and responsibilities of other agencies Helps readers develop skills to deal with sensitive and traumatic issues Addresses the importance of confidentiality and information sharing "Safeguarding Children and Young People" is core reading for all nursing and midwifery students and practitioners.
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/1/2007