Working with Children Who Need Long-term Respiratory Support

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M&K Update Ltd, 2011 - Chronically ill children - 182 pages
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This book discusses many of the day-to-day needs of children who require long-term respiratory support. This includes their physical requirements, but also their emotional, social and educational needs, and the needs of their families. The medical and technical aspects of these children's care can seem overwhelming. However, arguably the more complex and challenging parts of their management concern things that are not directly related to their physical care, such as facilitating their social needs and education. This book aims to discuss all the aspects of care that such children and their families may need, and also to place these in the context of seeing the child as a whole person and as a part of society. To achieve this, six case studies of children who need long-term respiratory support are used throughout the book.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why is this book needed?
1
Chapter 2 Getting to know children who require longterm respiratory support
7
Chapter 3 Why children need longterm respiratory support
21
Chapter 4 Ways of providing respiratory support
41
Chapter 5 Assessing a childs respiratory status
57
Chapter 6 Discharge planning
71
Chapter 7 Principles of working in the home setting
83
Chapter 8 Working with parents
95
Chapter 9 Working with the whole family
113
Chapter 10 Working with young people who require longterm respiratory support
125
Chapter 11 Children families and loss
139
Chapter 12 Ethics and childrens rights
153
Chapter 13 Final notes
169
References
173
Index
181

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